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SubjectRe: 2.4.0-test5 problems with Promise ATA100

BS..

It is a PDC20265 and not a PDC20267.
Other than that it is identical in all aspects.
Get a newer kernel.

On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Jan Niehusmann wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:05:02AM -0400, root wrote:
> > After compliation with the Promise UDMA chipsets support, with Use DMA
> > by Default checked, the kernel refuses to acknowledge the existence of
> > the chip. I have an ASUS K7M m/b that has the controller built in to
> > the motherboard. After using dmesg I saw no attempts at all to use the
> > kernel driver at all, no error message, etc. Any ideas?
>
> The german computer magazine c't had a review of the Asus A7V board with
> a Promise ATA100 controller in it's 18/2000 issue. They write:
> "Nutzer von BeOS oder Linux können den Chip derzeit nicht nutzen"
> (BeOS or Linux users can't use the chip at present)
>
> I'll CC: this mail tho the article's author, perhaps he can tell us more.
>
> The onboard Promise controller may contain a different chip than the
> Promise PCI cards, or it may need a special initialisation.
>
> Jan
>
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Andre Hedrick
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