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Old 12-20-2008, 10:45 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#473411: please can we have PATA support in sata_promise?

On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 03:22:21PM +0100, michael wrote:
> Package: kernel-source
> Version: 2.6.8-15
>
> I understand, eg see
>
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/solution-for-promise-fasttrack-pdc20378-pata-or-raid-with-2.6.17-kernel-478926/
>
> that the general kernel module "sata_promise" doesn't usually come with
> PATA support and this is causing me problems with my setup: I've a Asus
> A8V mobo which has a Promise FastTrak 378 controller,
> nominally for RAID but I can set it to 'IDE mode' in the BIOS. MS WinXP
> will then see the 2 IDE disks connected to it. However, when I boot into
> Debian etch (kernel: 2.6.18-5-amd64) I cannot see these 2 disks.
>
> However, if I boot using GPARTed 0.3.4-8 liveCD it states "sata_promise
> PATA port found" and shows me the disks (albeit as sda, sdb)... so maybe
> that uses a patched sata_promise module?
>
> I also see that Ubuntu are (if I read it right) going to include PATA
> support for sata_promise:
> http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/main/l/linux-source-2.6.20/linux-source-2.6.20_2.6.20-15.27/changelog (search for sata_promise eg at section: "linux-source-2.6.20 (2.6.20-8.14) feisty; urgency=low")
>
> So perhaps Debian will ship a kernel with PATA support in sata_promise??

Does this driver work for with with more recent kernel versions?

Cheers,
Moritz



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