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Old 04-28-2005, 08:11 PM   #1
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Question PATA on Promise SX2 - New to Linux

Alright, here are my system specs:

Asus SK8N
Opteron 140
1gb Memory
ATI 9600

Want to use: Debian Linux Pure64

Is there a way to enable PATA on the (Promise?) SX2 SATA controller for Debian Pure64 64-bit LinuxOS? I've researched but have come up with no conclusive answers as some of the technical aspects are bewildering.

I've run into:
use libata with patch.
Gentoo 5.0 should do it.
It's not supported.
Kernel 2.6.11 should do it.
Patch kernel.
Create my own bootdisk.
All the above.


Also posting in the Debian section.

Many thanks to those who reply
Old 04-30-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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I am having the same issue, though it is a curiosity for me... Here are some links:

Prelimiary support appears to be there:

Apparently someone has submitted a patch:

Someone claiming to have it working:

I would say a kernel driver patch is the correct answer.

I am trying to duplicate their efforts. I will re-post if I succeed!


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