From: John P . Looney (valen at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Mon 18 Oct 1999 - 10:32:44 IST
On Mon, Oct 18, 1999 at 10:24:42AM +0100, Vincent Cunniffe mentioned:
> > So, next cunning plan was, to try install it fresh on another disk - a
> > brand new ATA66 disk, I typed "linux ide2=0xd800,0xd809,11" to get the
> > machine to see my ATA66 drive on a HPT366 controller, as /dev/hde. Didn't
> > quite work - when I tried to fdisk it, fdisk failed, and there was about 20
> > lines of IDE-reset/timeout errors on the log screen. Must have got some
> > setting wrong there.
> > Ah well. Time to put the ATA66 drive on IDE0, and try again. This time, it
> > seemed to work - it install fine, and quite quickly too. But, on the first
> > reboot, it hung just as it was loading the initial ramdisk. Rebooting, with
> > "linux-up initrd=" didn't make a difference. Anyone seen this before ?
> > Is it just me, or is 6.1 crap ? Is it just me, or are my home computers
> > cursed ?
> I believe that the HPT66 driver specifically states that you cannot boot
> from it yet...
Don't believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear. You can
boot from it - the HPT366 also emulates ATA33 - that's what the first
paragraph is about. Even so, the second paragraph is about taking the drive
off the HPT366, and sticking it on the IDE0 - the BX-supplied standard
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