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Old 08-30-2001, 02:53 PM   #1
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How do I get Linux to recognize my ATA100 disks


When I switch my master and slave hard drives from the ide connector to the ATA100 connector, Linux panics. I tried entering params at the boot prompt, e.g., vmlinuz ide2=0x9400, 0x9402 ide3=0x8800, 0x8402, but this made no difference. I also intered these parameters in my lilo.conf, but no success.

How do I get Linux to recognize my ATA100 Primary hard drive, hda1?
 
Old 08-30-2001, 05:22 PM   #2
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What kernel version do you have? I think with the 2.2.x kernels you needed to build in your own ATA66/100 support. The 2.4 kernels do a better job at detecting them. One that that would be easy to try, download the ultra 100 boot disks from slackware and try to boot off of it. If it works then you are in luck, just rebuild your kernel with the proper support, then switch the cable back to the 100 card and try again.
 
Old 09-02-2001, 10:32 PM   #3
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I am running the kernel version 2.4.2

So, if I need to build the ATA100 support into my kernel, it is hecessary to recompile. However, I am not successful in doing this. I cannot find the kernel source code anywhere, and, as I understand it , you have to have this installed and be in that specific directory to use [make menuconfig]. I am using RedHat V7.1. There is no /usr/src/linux directory, only /usr/src/redhat. And /usr/src/redhat does not contain any kernel rpms or anything else that looks like it might be the kernel.
 
Old 09-04-2001, 03:57 AM   #4
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rdaves,


See my post to the "ATA100 Support" thread.

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Old 09-04-2001, 11:50 AM   #5
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Got the source, now what do I do with it?

Thanks for your help. I went to the second install CD and was able to install a bunch of stuff in to /usr/src/linux-2.4.2. I expected to then be able to type [make menuconfig] to get a recompile going. However, I got the message " not able to ...." . I looked around for a config file, but none exists. Where do I go from here?
 
Old 09-04-2001, 01:49 PM   #6
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Hello. Did you go into the /usr/src/linux2-4 directory and then do make menuconfig? Also, try make xconfig in the same directory. make xconfig gives a nice GUI to work with when configuring the kernel - although this has to be done when running X.

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