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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:02 pm    Post subject: PATA promise ft 378 and new kernels Reply with quote

Hi everybody,

I've got an asus k8v-se deluxe mobo. I would like to use the promise 378 controller to have another harddisk (IDE) in my toy.

I don't want to make any raid (at least not now, maybe i could do a little partition to try it).

The thing is, that i've not been able to make gentoo recognize my harddisk attached to the controller.

I've seen in the forums that newer kernels (>=2.6.10-rx) have support for this controller but i have not found it or at least i don't make it work.:cry: :cry:

Anyone with this experience? Thanks a lot.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a link to the libata project:
http://linux.yyz.us/sata/

Are you trying to use the PATA port on your 378 controller?

If so you'll need to edit /usr/src/linux/include/linux/libata.h and and change a #undef to #define.

If you're just trying to get the serial side going, perhaps explore the SCSI Low-level drivers section within menuconfig.

There might be issues if you have two separate SATA controllers in your motherboard...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, all my harddisks are IDE. So i don't need anaything about SATA :cry: :cry:

Any other suggestion?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My suggestions hold :wink:

You need to find the TX2/TX4 (IIRC) support in the SCSI low-level drivers section within menuconfig.
After you enable them (I haven't tried the module, just built straight into the kernel) you must edit libata.h, as previously mentioned.

This will enable support for your controller. You may also have to change some settings in your BIOS to make the PATA port IDE-Disk only instead of "RAID" or somesuch.

I've this thing working in my MSI K8T Neo FIS2R. We have the same controller. It provides two SATA and one PATA connection. This is why you must enable support for the entire controller to take advantage of the PATA it provides. Read the info at the libata page for more clarification.

G'luck!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oukey, i'm going to try it. Thousands of thanks!!

I'll tell you later.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uou...it really works...

Thanks for your help Ihach.

I think i'm gonna post this great tip in the forums "documentation, tips and tricks"

Thanks again
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad it worked for ya!

Cheers!
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