Is it at all possible to install the boxed retail version of Drake 8.0 to a drive on a Promise ATA-100 controller card. All of the info I've read (and tried) deals with on-board controllers, but the advice doesn't quite work with a PCI card. I've had a Win98 drive on the controller in another system, so I know the card itself works.
Gateway PII-400 w/ Intel BX-440 mobo
Voodoo 3 vid card
SMC 1211 NIC
Promise Ultra100 PCI controller
WD 10GB hard drive (hda)
WD 40GB (ATA-100, currently hdb)
32x CD-ROM (hdc)
Redhat 6.2 on hda
Mandrake 8.0 on hdb
I moved the 40G drive to the controller card's 1st IDE channel and, following instructions found in several places, determined the correct I/O adresses to pass to the kernel at installation time. In both text and expert install modes I entered the following at the boot prompt:
<installation mode> ide2= 0x1490, 0x1486 ide3=0x1488, 0x1482
The boot up process recognizes the card (with the correct addressing), finds and correctly identifies all of drives, and continues normally until it gets to checking the partitions. The check runs through all partitions on hda, but stalls when it starts to check hde, which is the 40G on the Promise card. At that point I have to do a hard power-down.
I've read that Mandrake freq was supposed to overcome these problems, and perhaps 8.1 does, but I don't have a burner in the system. Am I stuck having to purchase 8.1, or is there a workaround for 8.0?