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Old 05-10-2004, 07:12 PM   #16
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*G* You posted while I was typing. I used ataraid.i, install.1, and install.2 all from the ftp server.

Still no drives. Is it time to roll over and play dead? It sounds like slack just plain won't play nice with my controller.

Poor me. Boo hoo. Seriously, tho; I really was hoping to use slack and to get it running on my laptop, too.

Then again, the internal CD in my laptop died recently and I have been using a USB DVD ROM drive. Installing from that may be no less of a bitch.

SO! Where do I go from here?
 
Old 05-10-2004, 07:34 PM   #17
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Go back to mandrake and have a close look at what it's doing for this hardware.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 07:35 PM   #18
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Now THAT will be a chore. Let me see what I can dream up from just the install VFS.

Indidentally, had the ataraid.i boot disk from slackware-current worked, I would have tried busting the slack cd1 iso with isobuster and recompiling it with the newer kernel, then burned a new cd and installed from that.

Not that it matters at this point...

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Old 05-10-2004, 08:05 PM   #19
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OK.

dmesg | more in mandrake 10.0's installer reports these (at varying points in the log):

<6>Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision 7.00alpha2
(I noticed that slackware uses 7.00beta4-2.4. Could this be part of my problem?)

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<6>PDC20270: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:02:01.0
<6>PDC20270: chipset revision 2
<6>PDC20270: ROM enabled at 0xdfce0000
<6>PDC20270: 100% native mode on irq 18

This is my promise controller. Slack's ataraid.i kernel reported the first, second, and fourth line the same. It announced "not 100% native (you know the rest)" on the third line, and slack had 2 more lines where mandrake didn't. They both returned "neither IDE port enabled (BIOS)" and I believe this is where the problem lies.

Anyway, mandrake then goes on to detect all of the drives on the card perfectly.

What with all this help, I would buy you a beer if you weren't on the polar opposite side of the planet as me. You must really be burning the midnight oil to help PITA's like me out!

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