Re: PROBLEM: 2.4.21 ICH5 SATA related hang during boot

From: Jeff Mock (
Date: Wed Jul 02 2003 - 02:34:35 EST

At 03:00 PM 7/1/2003 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>Jeff Mock wrote:
>>With this new change does the BIOS (on an Intel 875P / ICH5
>>motherboard) still need the drives to be set to legacy mode, or can
>>it be set to enhanced mode to access the full complement of SATA
>>and PATA devices?
>Yep, you can enable enhanced (also called native) mode for SATA, to get
>the full spread of 6 devices normally possible (4 pata + 2 sata).
> Jeff

Wow, that's great, it works really well. I'm doing a software raid-0
across the two sata drives, I've been stressing it all afternoon with
no problems.

To see the CONFIG_SCSI_ATA_* options during configuration I had to set
CONFIG_SCSI=y (I had it set to CONFIG_SCSI=m previously.) Also, if
you want to boot from the SATA drives you should also set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD=y, or maybe load the module from initrd.

I enjoy having the drives called /dev/sd[ab], it makes me feel like I
paid more money for them.


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