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Old 07-02-2003, 10:08 AM   #1
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Promise Ultra133 TX2


Hi
I also have problems installing Promise Ultra133 TX2. I use kernel 2.4.21 because I found out that the controller was soupported by this kernel. In the kernel I found "PROMISE PDC202 {46 | 62 | 65 | 67}" and "PROMISE PDC {68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 75 | 76 | 77}"

I have tryed installing both. First by installing them into the kernel and then by installing them as module. Still doesnt work when I write "lspci" it lists my controller as unknown. When I try to "insmod" after the installation of the new kernel I get errors

I ran out of idears and therefore I ask the more l33t debian users!
 
Old 07-02-2003, 11:05 PM   #2
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It'll always say Unknown, that's off of a PCI table, heck my HPT370 is still listed as unknown, don't worry about that.

What errors do you get on probe? specifically.

Also, why didn't you compile support for the chipset directly into the kernel?

Cheers,

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Old 07-03-2003, 01:55 AM   #3
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Well, yes, compile it in. Otherwise you have to play games with your /etc/modules.conf.

lspci knows my chip alright -

00:10.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20276 IDE (rev 01)

(funny, I was convinced I have a '69 because that's what the bios says at boot, so the lspci database could be off, but my manual also states a '76 is on there.)

Anyway, I had to check on the next config item, "Special FastTrak Feature" to make it work. I googled some post that suggested that.

mlp
 
Old 07-03-2003, 06:15 AM   #4
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I have tryed compiling it directly into the kernel "2.4.21" but that didnt work aswel. Therefore I tryed compiling it as a module so that I could see what the problem was and this is what I get when I use modconf to install it:

Installing module pdc202xx_new. If the device isn't there, or isn't configured correctly, this could cause your system to pause for up to a minute.

/lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_new.o: unresolved symbol ide_setup_dma
/lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_new.o: unresolved symbol ide_pci_unregister_driver
/lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_new.o: unresolved symbol ide_setup_pci_devices
/lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_new.o: unresolved symbol ide_get_best_pio_mode
/lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_new.o: unresolved symbol ide_pci_register_driver
/lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_new.o: unresolved symbol ide_setup_pci_device
/lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_new.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_new.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_new.o: insmod pdc202xx_new failed

Installation failed.
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_new.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_old.o
 
Old 07-03-2003, 06:22 AM   #5
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When I try "mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /dir" it says:
mount: /dev/hdb1: unknown device
 
Old 07-05-2003, 11:38 PM   #6
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Hell,

Are you using the modules directly from Promise, or the ATA support built into the 2.4.21 kernel under IDE devices? If its the former, use the latter if you don't need hardware RAID, the kernel module will make it work as a great ATA controller with no hastle.

Cheers,

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Old 07-11-2003, 10:10 AM   #7
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Now I got my promise ultra133 tx2 controller to work!
I patched the linux-2-4-21 kernel with the "patch-2.4.21-ac4" patch and chose the PROMISE PDC {68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 75 | 76 | 77} support in ther kernel and then it worked
 
Old 08-27-2003, 02:35 PM   #8
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Where'd you get this patch?

I'm running SuSE 8.2 and it recognizes my ultra133 card (promise) as PDC20269 but when I run "insmod pdcraid" I get this reply:

/lib/modules/2.4.20-4GB/kernel/drivers/ide/raid/pdcraid.o: init_module : No such device

I have my CDRW attached to this IDE card and I'd like to get it ot work...
 
Old 08-27-2003, 04:34 PM   #9
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ok, well fixed that problem.

SuSE 8.2 with 2.4.20 kernel DOES recognize the Promise Ultra133 (PD20269) card afterall. I just switched one of my HDD's and the CDRW and everything works fine. After the reboot into KDE SuSE recognized the CDRW without a hitch as well as the HDD on the Promise card.

Here's my setup

onboard Primary IDE Master: Maxtor 60GB
onboard Primary IDE Slave: Maxtor 60GB
onboard secondary IDE Master: Liteon CDRW (5232S7)
onboard secondary IDE Slave: DVD

Promise ultra133: Quantum Fireball 18GB (jumper set as Master).

It seems that the card works best only if there's a HDD attached.
 
  


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