Re: UDMA66 without proper cable?

From: Jan Niehusmann (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 05:06:12 EST

On Tue, May 23, 2000 at 06:40:38PM -0700, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> No but that is goofy........this must be case were validity bits are
> missing.......

I wouldn't be surprised if it was a BIOS problem: Neither hdb nor hdc are
activated from BIOS setup - they were added after hda, and because linux
doesn't care too much about the BIOS settings, nobody bothered changing
the BIOS.

After we saw the problem with 2.3.99-pre9-5, I tried to activate them
in BIOS, but the hard disk autodetection didn't work: It locked up when
trying to detect hdb (well, after ~1 minute I gave up)

Would it be a solution to modify ata66_ali15x3 in drivers/ide/alim15x3.c
and make it always return 0? (of course not a general solution - just a hack
for my case)


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