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SubjectRe: 2.4 kernel on LH4
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On Thursday 05 April 2001 16:57, you wrote:

> At some Kernel release between 2.4.2 and 2.4.3 I succeeded to install
> Mandrake Cooker (Devel-Tree) out of the box.
> However, we have switched to another SCSI RAID controller as the AMI
> MegaRAID driver in conjunction with I2O seems to be very buggy/broken.
> Apart from it, the AMI is does not perform that good. We now use an
> ICP Vortex 4 Chanel RAID controller that has a very good Linux support.
> However it's not I2O, it outperforms the AMI by at least 250% ...
> So we simply leave the on-board AMI unused :-)


I have disabled (don't ask me why, it was not my decision) the raid
controller.
I had a look at the old (2.2.18) config and I see the SCSI_MEGA_RAID is
torned on, while I forgot this with the new kernel.
I thought that, having the raid controller disabled in the bios, I don't need
it anymore. But probably I'm in fail...
As soon as I can (probably next week) I try another time.
Do you think that this could be the problem?
If yes, so why it have some problem with:

PCI: cannot allocate resource region 0 for 0:1.4

I remember that according to lspci of kernel 2.2.18:
01:04.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100]
01:06.0 SCSI storage controller: Symbios Logic Inc. (formerly NCR) 53c895
01:07.0 SCSI storage controller: Symbios Logic Inc. (formerly NCR) 53c895

> Second, BigMem support (>2GB RAM) seems to be a problem with recent
> initial RAM disks (the ones current distributions use for their graphical



Well I have only 512Mb for the moment, so I don't think this is the problem.

Anyway, thanks a lot.

gianpaolo racca
gianpaolo@preciso.net
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