Nforce 430 SATA woes
I just picked up an Asus A8N-VM-CSM and am attempting to boot on an SATA disk. I'm running Slackware 10.2 with a newly compiled 22.214.171.124 kernel, and I'm using the latest BIOS for the motherboard. I've compiled support for the file system, scsi_generic, scsi_disk, the SATA support under the SCSI section, and I still get a kernel panic (can't sync, VHS can't mount root, etc.) when it tries to mount root during boot. I can get it to work under the deprecated IDE SATA support, but it's horribly slow. My lilo.conf has root set correctly and I've made sure the current config has been loaded into the MBR. I've also tried passing the correct partition as a paramter to lilo. I'm using the correct /dev/sdXX format and device. I've read as many relevent threads as I could find, but none of the solutions fix it. The sata controller is the MCP51, which from what I can tell from the kernel changelogs, is supported in 126.96.36.199. Any help is greatly appreciated.