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Re: [SLE] HD not seen on GA-7VRXP motherboard
  • From: Curtis Rey <crrey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 11:12:33 -0600
  • Message-id: <200211061112.33587.crrey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Yes, I have the same exact board and processor. I revolves around the Promise
technology chipset. The module that needs to be loaded is the "pcd" driver
and the ata/raid functions. The 2.4.18 kernel doesn't support the latest
Promise MBUltra 133 IDE chipset. The model on your board is the "PCD20276"
chipset and the kernel on supports the one before that.

You have two choices: A) patch the kernel/upgrade to 2.4.19, or B) upgrading
to version 8.1 which has the 2.4.19 kernel. Frankly, I would upgrade
because not only does 8.1 have the 2.4.19 kernel but it also has a kernal
that is optimized for AMD AthlonXP cpu's. Either way, one you have upgrade
successfully with either solution you will need to remember to add a boot
parameter. Namely, "ide=reverse" because once the chipset is reconized it
will load before the default Ide0/ide1 interfaces. This is due to the speed
of the Promise ide interface being read before the default ide interface.
Using "ide=reverse" will fix this. An example is as follows.
without ide=reverse
no root partition found

with ide=reverse
and boot.

HTH, this helps, Curtis.

P.S. The price we pay for bleed edge technology.

On Wednesday 06 November 2002 05:13, Vaessen, E.M.J. (Ed) wrote:
> I purchased a new motherboard: the GA-7VRXP with an Ahtlon 1800+ processor.
> SuSE8.0 is unable to see the HD's attached to IDE3 and IDE4, though it
> would find them on my old BX-133RAID motherboard.
> SuSE8.1 finds them on the GA-7VRXP. But for several reasons I want to keep
> SuSE8.0 on my new system too.
> I heard this problem has occured before but so far could not find any
> solution to the problem.
> Am I forced to attach the HD's to IDE1 and IDE2? An in that case: attach
> the CDROM and CDRW to IDE3 and IDE4?
> Or is it a simple a setting in the BIOS?
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