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SubjectRe: libata-pata with ICH4, rootfs
On Thursday 14 December 2006 18:20, Alan wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Dec 2006 17:14:55 +0000
> Alistair John Strachan <> wrote:
> > Hi Alan,
> >
> > Is it possible to use pata_mpiix (or pata_oldpiix) with an ICH4 IDE
> > controller and boot off it?
> ata_piix (the SATA/PATA driver) deals with the ICH4. pata_mpiix is
> specifically for the Intel MPIIX laptop chipset and pata_oldpiix
> explicitly for the original PIIX chipset and none of the later ones.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but SATA wasn't available on ICH4. Only 5 and
greater. The kernel help text agrees with me.

My IDE controller usually works with CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PIIX; I was interested in
using your pata_xxx drivers in replacement, assuming there was support.


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