found out a few things about promise 33/66/100 ultra ata controllers and debian... the most helpful i think i will try next is from this thread...
Iīve the same board installed.
> You just can boot either Windows or from your Debian CDs. In windows use the Systeminformation programm (win98) to finds out the E/A and IRQ Values the controller uses. The same things can be looked up under Linux ind the /proc/pci file, which i find is more clear to see. I use the biggest and the third biggest E/A numbers. When you have got these numbers you type into the
linux boot prompt:
linux ide2=0x<value>, 0x<value>, <IRQvalue>
(at my system linux ide2=0x8800, 0x8000, 10)
after that the kernel should be able to find the hdd. You can append this line to your lilo.conf. Take care with new PnP devices. I installed a new soundcard after linux was running, and the E/A values of the Promise controller had been changed, and i couldnīt boot linux again until deinstalling the card, booting
linux,disabling or changing the append line in lilo.conf and booting with the new values.
i'll tinker with this idea some...will post if/when i am successful...:/
or........ is there a way to exit from the partition menu and get to console? can i input a dev path from there that would be used?
Last edited by toadlilly; 10-16-2003 at 06:15 PM.