[ILUG] Promise 20376
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu May 20 00:52:12 IST 2004
Quoting Stephane Dudzinski (stephane at cp.dias.ie):
> Not the case of that one, i checked the kernel and it will only go
> through SCSI emulation, which seriously sucks.
My understanding is that Paul is perfectly correct, and that the above
outcome is simply what happens when a libata driver (such as sata_sil)
is loaded (in the running kernel): It routes your ATA support via the
kernel's SCSI layer. The siimage or silraid driver, by contrast,
doesn't use the SCSI layer at all. Hence the clash between those and
the libata set.
(The silraid driver, a lower-level hardware-specific driver for Sil3112
chips that works with the mid-level ataraid one, makes the attached
drives addressable using addressing like /dev/ataraid/d0p1 , but you'll
need to find the docs for that.)
> I do have the SATA controller enabled and Boot First set to yes. Now the
> other issue could be that i also have a SCSI card in there and it gets
> confused on what to boot ?
Does the SCSI card include an option ROM (int13h hook)? If not, then it
can't be relevant to booting. But, if you want to find out for sure,
take it out for testing purposes.
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