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    SubjectRe: [Linux 2.4.32] SATA ICH5/PIIX and Combined mode
    On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 12:10:22PM +0100, Paul Rolland wrote:
    > I have a machine with two SATA HDD, and one PATA CDRom.
    > Bios is configured for combined mode, and installing a RedHat ES3
    > (Kernel 2.4.21-ELsmp) is fine, the two HDD are up, the installation
    > is fine and the CDRom is working.
    > Then, upgrading to a vanilla 2.4.32, the ata_piix.c file contains
    > a "combined mode not supported" and booting the machine hangs, as
    > no VFS are up for root device.
    > Of course, I can disable the Combined setup in the BIOS, then I have
    > my two HDD, but no CDRom...
    > What is the "trick" to have a 2.4.32 be able to do what a 2.4.21 was
    > doing ?

    Apply all the Red Hat-specific patches that you ditched, when you
    switched to a vanilla kernel... The patch that supported combined
    mode for you is in there.


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