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Old 06-18-2006, 05:14 AM   #1
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MSI 945P Platinum and IDE channel 0 problems.

I am running debian unstable with a 2.6.16-2-686-smp kernel....

I have an Msi 945P (neo?)Platinum Motherboard with:
1 gb of ddr 2 ram
1 X 120 gb pata drive with
windows, linux and linux swap installed.
I have 2 X 40 gb drive connected in Raid 0 for windows which i know i cannot read in linux at this point in time without spending
big dollars as it is a windows dyanmic disk drive, spewin i didnt find out about this till it was too late.

a nvidia geforce 6200 w/ 128 mb of ram
and various other components that all work fine except.....

I cannot enable dma for this particular drive.

I have read through the forums here and enabled every single module suggested for the kernel etc, but to no avail.

Windows will enable dma for this drive, but linux will not.

I have the PiiXn driver (?) enabled within the kernel as well as generic ide support.

Any and all help is appreciated.

I will post any lspci or dmesg as requested. I am still very new at linux so please forgive my lack of "linux intelligence".


Just a small note, I "fixed" the problem after reloading the machine enitrely and using a small boot partition on the uncooperative partition and using the 2 X 40 gbs striped as / . Everything works like a charm now....
Not the solution i wanted, but a much faster and greater step to using linux as my main operating system.

Last edited by djcs; 07-05-2006 at 02:57 AM.


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