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SubjectRe: ECS k7s5a motherboard doesnt work
well, i dont have a floppy drive, so that test is a little difficult to 
do, but i threw some ram in there that i have used in linux before, and
i still had the slew of ide error messages. and this harddrive has
worked in linux before. i'm getting more and more convinced its an ide
controller +linux issue.

plus, i just discovered this:

which really points to ide controller and linux not fighting nicely
together, altho the thread doesnt really point towards a solution.


Alan Cox wrote:

>>well, i've been using it in win98 (unfortunately) and it works
>>perfectly. i havent even had it crash at all. so i doubt its a
>>hardware thing...
>That proves absolutely nothing. Win98 stresses the system differently to
>Linux. Run test tools like memtest86 on it

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