Re: Problems booting PDC20276 with new IDE setup code.
Ruth Ivimey-Cook (Ruth.Ivimey-Cook@ivimey.org)
Mon, 07 Apr 2003 21:43:03 +0100
At 15:28 07/04/2003, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>Ruth Ivimey-Cook wrote:
>>At 03:34 07/04/2003, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>>>Could you please try 2.4.21-pre7 (this has another batch of IDE updates)
>>>and enable the option
>>>"Special FastTrak Feature"?
>>>In your .config, the option would be
>>>and report back to the list?
>>For reasons reported in another mail (ac97 fails to build) my attempt at
>>pre7 failed. Also, as far as I know, the FastTrak feature enables the
>>Promise RAID mode: I am not using that. Instead, I just want 4 IDE disks
>>which will be bound using Linux raid5.
>No, without the "Special FastTrak Feature" you cannot see the disks at
>all, regardless if you want RAID or plain IDE.
I constructed a -pre7 kernel without sound support to get over the other
issue, and enabled the Special Feature. The disks were recognised as ide2
and ide3 and init started ok. Sadly, another issue prevented the machine
from booting fully, so I am not sure if all is well. I will pursue things
I don't understand, though, why in 2.4.20 we had 2 modes -- non-Special to
get IDE-only and Special to get FastTrak RAID support, and now we only have
one, with the non-Special setting being a no-op and, apparently, Special
being IDE only.
What is happening?
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