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Old 01-22-2007, 12:43 PM   #1
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Silicon Image 3132 SATA controller

Hi -

I just installed a new Abit AN8-32X mobo and am moving my existing Linux installs (Mandriva 2007 x86_64, Ubuntu Dapper 6.06, also 64-bit) over to it. I am trying to use the Silicon Image 3132 SATA controller for the boot drive (I want to set up a RAID array on the other 4-port controller). I get a kernel panic when trying to boot from the hard drive, but if I boot Knoppix 5.0, it recognizes the drive. Knoppix 4.0 doesn't, so I assume it doesn't have the proper driver.

I'm using the stock kernels with both Linux installs. One would think that they would load up the necessary driver, as Knoppix is able to do. I can't find a driver (on another Mandriva install (2006)) which looks like a candidate.

Anyone have this setup running?


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Old 01-22-2007, 04:59 PM   #2
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Found this info, and the distro has the driver...will try to get it to load early enough to allow the box to boot.

Silicon Image 3124/3124-2 (chip in 4-port SATA-II PCI-X cards) and 3132 (chip in 2-port SATA-II PCI Express cards) (Silicon Image, Inc., formerly CMD Technology, Inc.) libata's sata_sil24 driver supports Silicon Image 3124 (2005-08) and also the follow-on 2-port PCI Express SATA-II successor chip, the Silicon Image 3132. (Per 2004-07-08's libata status report, Silicon Image provided Garzik with docs and sample hardware.)


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