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SubjectRe: VIA KT133A crash *post* 2.4.3-ac6
Christian Bornträger wrote:

>>CPU: Athlon 1.33 GHz with 266MHz FSB
>>Mobo: Asus A7V133 with 266MHz FSB, UltraDMA100 (PDC20265 according to
>>
>
>So you put your IBM drive on the promise, right?
>

Oh yes. :-)

>
>Removing the hard disc from the promise controller and attaching it on the
>VIA-Controller solved my problems. The system is now rock solid. If you do
>so, take care that your root partition moves from hde to hda. Prepare a boot
>disk and pass a parameter like root=/dev/hda to the kernel. After a
>successful boot, modify fstab and lilo.conf and run lilo.
>
Yeah, OTOH I'm also happy for the time being running 2.4.3 (actually
2.4.3-ac6 right now) which is OK at full-speed UDMA5, until the problem
is fixed. Just thought people might like to know. :-)

>sounds absoluty identical to my problem with ASUS A7V133 I reported some
>weeks ago.
>
I only just joined, to report this - I did scan the archives though, and
saw a lot of *older* discussion of VIA problems, but didn't see anything
that definitely said it was still there after the 2.4.3-ac7 fixes, so
wasn't sure if anyone was on the case. :-)

--
Rachel


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