Re: Problems with Promise IDE controller under 2.4.1

From: Paul Flinders (
Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 10:03:44 EST

Matthias Andree wrote:

> On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> > On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Paul Flinders wrote:
> >
> > > Talking of the Promise are there any plans to support re-enabling
> > > of the 2nd channel for boards which have an on-board FastTrak?
> >
> > FastTrak == Ultra - Fake-RAID
> But Fake-RAID is CHEAP to get two additional UDMA-5 capable channels :-)
> Just jumper for normal ATA/100 mode.

The MSI 6321 motherboard *doesn't* *have* an option to run the chipset in
"normal" ATA/100 mode, that's the problem.

Andre didn't really answer my question so, to re-phrase - can the 20265
on these boards be set up as a "normal" 2-port ATA/100 controller in software.
The BIOS only enables one port - the second port's "enable bit" is showing
that it is disabled. There is _no_ BIOS option to run it in non-RAID mode
and no jumpers on the board to do so either.

If it can, then I'll happily write the code myself and maintain a local patch
if needs be but I need to know what bits to poke out of what port and in what
order. If it can't be done at least I'll _know_ that it can't be done.

I've already tried the MSI support mail address and been met with stunning

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