Re: IDE kernel parameter (was: 2.4.20 SMP, a PDC20269, and a huge Maxtor disk)

From: Phil Edwards (
Date: Sun Jun 01 2003 - 23:22:09 EST

On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 01:09:03PM +0200, Etienne Lorrain wrote:
> What I can propose you is:
> - to first double check with your documentation that you typed in
> the right address 0x10d2 (I have also seen wrong documentation).

The steps I followed to arrive at those numbers was the Ultra-DMA HOWTO:

Once I had recompiled a new 2.4.20 with all the goodies, the ide2=
parameter became unneeded. At least, I can boot without it. Still having
GRUB problems, but no additional drive errors lately. (Knock on wooden
backup tapes.)

I will try and do the other steps this week.


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