Redhat 7.2 with Promise Ultra100 IDE controller

Redhat 7.2 with Promise Ultra100 IDE controller

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Posted by dan on November 18, 2001 at 12:58:53:

I am having some problems with my system. I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas ???
I have an AMD Athlon T-bird 800 on an Abit KT-7. I have two CD-ROM drives on the on-board IDE channels (VIA chipset, one drive on each channel). My hard drive is an IBM Deskstar on a Promise Ultra100 IDE controller card.
I installed RH 7.2 to a partition on the hard drive, installed GRUB to the MBR on the drive. Installation went (seemingly) flawlessly, but it won't boot. I made the recommended boot disk during the install and I can boot the Linux using the boot disk, but not from the hard drive.
When attempting to boot from the hard drive I get to the following point:
VP_IDE: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
VP_IDE: chipset revision 16
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide: Assuming 33MHz PCI bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: VIA vt82c686a (rev 22) IDE UDMA66 controller on pci00:07.1
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xc000-0xc007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xc008-0xc00f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
PDC20267: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 40
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:08.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:07.3
PDC20267: chipset revision 2
PDC20267: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
PDC20267: (U)DMA Burst Bit ENABLED Primary PCI Mode Secondary PCI Mode.
ide2: BM-DMA at 0xdc00-0xdc07, BIOS settings: hde:DMA, hdf:DMA
ide3: BM-DMA at 0xdc08-0xdc0f, BIOS settings: hdg:DMA, hdh:DMA
and then boot-up hangs. When I boot from the floppy, it continues as it should past this point.
Everything I've read on the web suggests passing in the ide2=... parameters to the kernel, which I've tried, without any luck. Does anyone know if the 2.4.7 kernel has a problem in this area? I downloaded 2.4.14 to build, but running 'make xconfig', I didn't find any options that looked like they would affect this area.

My system will still boot fine from the Win ME partition on the hard drive, so my hardware should all be fine.

Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm running out of ideas.

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