Re: 2.4.0-test5 problems with Promise ATA100

From: Jeff Nguyen (
Date: Wed Aug 30 2000 - 21:20:09 EST


Motherboards that have integrated Promise Ultra/100 controller use
the 20265 chipset. The standard Promise Ultra/100 PCI card uses the
20267 chipset. However, both chipsets are supported in Andre patch
dated 08/05 or later. The latest patch is dated on 08/25. You can
download it at the following site:


ASL Inc.

At 01:08 PM 8/30/00 +0200, Jan Niehusmann wrote:
>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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