Re: 2.4.0-test5 problems with Promise ATA100

From: Jan Niehusmann (
Date: Wed Aug 30 2000 - 06:08:02 EST

On Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:05:02AM -0400, root wrote:
> After compliation with the Promise UDMA chipsets support, with Use DMA
> by Default checked, the kernel refuses to acknowledge the existence of
> the chip. I have an ASUS K7M m/b that has the controller built in to
> the motherboard. After using dmesg I saw no attempts at all to use the
> kernel driver at all, no error message, etc. Any ideas?

The german computer magazine c't had a review of the Asus A7V board with
a Promise ATA100 controller in it's 18/2000 issue. They write:
"Nutzer von BeOS oder Linux können den Chip derzeit nicht nutzen"
(BeOS or Linux users can't use the chip at present)

I'll CC: this mail tho the article's author, perhaps he can tell us more.

The onboard Promise controller may contain a different chip than the
Promise PCI cards, or it may need a special initialisation.


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