Re: 2.4 kernels - "attempt to access beyond end of device"

From: Petr Vandrovec (
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 18:14:51 EST

On 28 Feb 01 at 15:47, Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> > > I have more checks to make before I will be fully satisfied but
> > > this looks like it.
> > ...
> > > System Performance Setting [Optimal, Normal]
> > ...
> >
> > Try BIOS 1006. AFAIK 1005D changed some VIA values for 'optimal'.
> Is that important here? IDE drives in question were not connected to
> on-board controller but the Promise one. Results seem to indicate
> that this 'optimal' was important here anyway.

VIA host-bridge, not VIA-IDE... It is important even if you use Promise
only - look back through archives, there must be something really wrong
with this motherboard.
> > And 1006 contains newer Promise BIOS - but I did not notice any difference:
> > Windows98 still do not boot if I connect harddisk to /dev/hdh :-(
> There is at this moment Windows98 installation on /dev/hde1 and it boots
> so far. It got installed and it was booting regardless with these
> "other" BIOS seetings.

Connect UDMA2 CDROM to hda and UDMA2 IDE to hdg. And then look how Win98
lockup after they print 'Starting Win98...'. But that's offtopic for
                                      Best regards,
                                                    Petr Vandrovec
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