thanks for some good info jailbait. yes with the drive (western digital 160GB) connected to onaboard IDE channel the linux detects the drive just fine (although only 140gb), but in the future i want to be able to add more drive and not to be only limited to up to 2 drives, that's why i got this card which doesnt seem to work.
when the pc boots, there's screen from controller's bios (and it shows that the drive is attachedto the card), but then when it loads the kernel it freezes right after when it's about to detect the drives connected to the card. i can't paste dmesg but it looks something like that
HANGS HERE where it's about to show the drive connected to the card.
i tried searching internet but couldn;t really find any solution. i found the problem described by someone and also seeking help bu there was no reply to the mailing list. i'm not sure if there's something with my card or hd (brand new), or just the combination of both.
i tried everything (changing cables/jumper settings/ide channels) and nothing worked.
Last edited by slackman; 12-30-2004 at 06:43 PM.