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Old 10-30-2004, 03:12 PM   #1
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PCI IDE cards in linux


Hello

I'm about to buy an ide pci card on ebay and I was wondering how they worked in linux.

I have been looking for a module in the kernel (2.6) which handles IDE PCI cards. I think I have found one which is entitled " PCI IDE chipset support" .

Is this the correct module for running IDE PCI cards? Are there any other modules I need?

Of course, it might be that it doesn't need a module, and just works.

Once the card is working (assuming it does) and I plug my hard drive in it, wiill it just show as another hard drive. That is, hda hdb hdc etc.

Thanks for you help in advance.
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Old 10-30-2004, 04:54 PM   #2
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I suggest Highpoint controllers because you can compile their drivers for 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernel versions. Other controller brands like Promise, Silicon Image, VIA, INTEL, and 3ware does not have an option to re-compile the drivers.

Something like the Rocket 133 (PATA) or RocketRAID 1540 (SATA). Those cards are cheap so why you want to buy it on ebay. You will never know the condition of the controller when buying at ebay.

Any additional IDE or SCSI controller will be detected but it will not make a device node unless you are using devfsd. Some distributions uses kudzu to detect new devices and sets it up for you.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 06:21 PM   #3
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Hey

PATA is ATA, is it?

Is it easy to make a device node for new hard drives?

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Old 10-30-2004, 06:28 PM   #4
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Hey, just found the product. So i know more about it now.

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Old 10-30-2004, 06:40 PM   #5
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I too am looking for a good PCI IDE controller, I heard that Promise Ultra100 TX2 works under 2.4, in fact this is the one im planning to buy but I wonder if there are any other options....

do Highpoint provide open source drivers for their hardware ?
 
Old 10-31-2004, 03:43 AM   #6
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Hey

highpoint open source: http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA/bios_r133.htm

(i like this company )

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