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Old 06-20-2004, 06:12 AM   #1
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SATA - ata piix kernel compilation problem

Hey guys!!! i downloaded the 2.6.7 kernel...I compiled it but when I do the "make install" there was this problem:

SPLIT include/linux/autoconf.h -> include/config/*
make[1]: `arch/i386/kernel/asm-offsets.s' is up to date.
CHK include/linux/compile.h
SKIPPED include/linux/compile.h
Kernel: arch/i386/boot/bzImage is ready
sh /home/osiris/kernelsrc/linux-2.6.7/arch/i386/boot/ 2.6.7 arch/i386/boot/bzImage ""
No module ata_piix found for kernel 2.6.7, aborting.
mkinitrd failed
make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
make: *** [install] Error 2

So where can I find this ata_piix module. I already scan the .config but I can't find this ATA PIIX module.

*P4 3G HT
**SATA Seagate 80GB**
Old 06-20-2004, 07:49 AM   #2
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The ata_piix.ko module allows SCS Protokoll over ATA. In other words it's the responsible driver for S-ATA drives
for Intel's PIIX Chip. S-ATA drives are handled by the 2.6.x kernel as SCSI drives.

The responsible parameter in the .config file for enabling this driver is:

This parameter can be found in the SCSI low-level drivers section

It may be that you have already compiled this driver into the kernel and not as module, so
instead of: CONFIG_SCSI_ATA_PIIX=m

Make sure that (using e.g. make menuconfig) that also,

parametera are enabled, so set to y or m.

Last edited by Vlad-A; 06-20-2004 at 08:20 AM.
Old 12-20-2004, 02:55 AM   #3
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Same error

Hi! I am compiling 2.6.6 kernel . Even though i have followed all necessory steps , i get the same error
sh /home/src/linux-2.6.6/arch/i386/boot/ 2.6.6 arch/i386/boot/bzImage ""
No module ata_piix found for kernel 2.6.6, aborting.
mkinitrd failed

I tried a lot but all invain...

plz help me how can i build ata_piix module in kernel.

At menuconfig window, i can't select scsi driver option....
Old 12-20-2004, 03:13 PM   #4
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I suggest that you check your .config file in the /usr/src/linx directory and see
if you have compiled CONFIG_SCSI_ATA_PIIX as module or into the kernel,
so is

If you compiled CONFIG_SCSI_ATA_PIIX into the kernel (CONFIG_SCSI_ATA_PIIX=y) then there
won't be an ata_piix module.

It may also be that there is some sub-versioning => the modules are not located in /lib/modules/2.6.6 but
somwhere else.

Check your kernel Makefile.
Ther you'll find (usually at the top of the file) VERSION (shall be 2) PATCHLEVEL (shall be 6) SUBLEVEL (also 6)

If to EXTRAVERSION is assigned a value then you shall consider this as well.
E.g. EXTRAVERSION=-test then your modules are located in /lib/modules/2.6.6-test
and the kernel version is then not 2.6.6 but 2.6.6-test

Last edited by Vlad-A; 12-20-2004 at 03:15 PM.


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