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Re: [SLE] Getting SuSE 10.1 recogising my SATA disk.
  • From: "Matt Bottrell" <mbottrell@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 11:02:32 +1000
  • Message-id: <2fa9551e0607151802k3224d0d2l22298fdfa64e391f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 7/16/06, Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 7/15/06, Matt Bottrell <mbottrell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> * Marvell 88SE6121:
> 1 x Serial ATAI/II
> 1 x External Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard disk (SATA On-the-Go)

I don't think any of the Marvell Sata controllers worked reliably
prior to the 2.6.17 kernel. 2.6.17 still has Marvell marked highly
experimental, but the maintainer (Mark Lord) has said that the 2.6.17
Marvell driver is major step forward.

And if you don't know SUSE 10.1 is based on a 2.6.16 kernel, so I'm
afraid you are working with basically unsupported hardware.


Yup.... realised 10.1 was 2.6.16 but didn't realise the state of Marvell
drivers were so unreliable prior to 2.6.17. :(

I have got the disk sitting on the other SATA device:

* VIA(r) VT8237A South Bridge:
2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33
2 x Serial ATA with RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD

And have set it BIOS to have it NOT in RAID mode but just SATA mode.

From my understanding VIA SATA is supported through the libata module.

Very purplexing. :(



Matt Bottrell
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