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    SubjectIntel ICH4 ide not working for 2.4.19 and 2.4.20
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    I have a machine with a Gigabyte 8IEX motherboard.  This MB uses an Intel 845E 
    chipset with an Intel ICH4. I'm using a 2.4 GHz P4 with it, and 1 GByte of
    memory.

    I have been using RedHat kernels, initially 2.4.18-14 from RedHat 8.0, which
    works o.k.

    Then I tried some kernels from rawhide, first 2.4.19-0.pp18, then
    2.4.19.pp.20, and finally 2.4.20-0.pp.3. These all failed to identify
    anything attached to the ide ports.

    Finally, I grabbed a copy of the original 2.4.20 kernel sources, applied the
    2.4.20-ac2 patches, and compiled these with a similar config to that used by
    the RedHat kernels. This failed in a similar way to the redhat kernels.

    I don't have another machine hooked up to the serial port at the moment, but a
    hand copied version of the on-screen messages leading up the point of failure
    is:

    Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta-2.4
    ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
    ICH4: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:1f.1
    PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:1f.1
    ICH4: chipset revision 1
    ICH4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xcc00-0xcc07, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xcc08-0xcc0f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA

    There is a delay of a second or two here while the ide devices are failed to
    be detected. The boot process then continues until it fails because it
    cannot open the root device.

    I've looked through the archives and there doesn't appear to be anyone else
    with this particular problem. Does anyone have an idea about what I should
    do to fix my problem?

    Bill

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