[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

RE: HPT66 IDE Controller



As far as I know you Cannot install RH6.2 on an HPT66 controller.  However
what you can do is install it on the slower controller, patch the kernel,
then move it back to the HPT66 controller.

Chris



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Brian C Hand [mailto:brianchand earthlink net]
>Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2000 11:05 AM
>To: redhat-install-list redhat com
>Subject: HPT66 IDE Controller
>
>
>Hello,
>
>I have a HPT66 IDE controller on my motherboard and was 
>wondering has anyone
>been able to successfully install redhat on such a controller. 
> Currently
>what is happening is that the 6.2 installer starts fine and 
>when it asks for
>the type of install I want (workstation, server, custom.... ) 
>I hit next and
>it complains that it can not find a device to install on.  ( 
>something to
>that effect ) in short here is what I do know.
>
>1) RH HW compatibility list indicate that HPT66 controllers are not
>supported in the current RH 6.2 Linux kernel, however they are 
>a part of
>development tree as experimental.
>
>2) The Linux kernel auto probes the first two ide controllers, 
>it is up to
>the user to supply the lilo boot command lines in order to 
>find the last
>two.  ( My motherboard has 4 IDE controllers ) I have tried 
>this and alas
>unsuccessful.
>
>3) doing a cat /proc/pci will tell you what resources the IDE 
>controllers
>are taking.
>
>What I don't know is and my ultimate question is can you 
>install RH6.2 on a
>drive that is on a HPT66 ide bus.  I hope so because of it 
>obvious speed
>enhancements.  I realize that I could put the drive on the 
>first or second
>controller but wouldn't that defeat the point of the faster 
>controller!  I
>would REALLY like to leave the HD on the HPT66 controller and 
>have RH 6.2
>installed and happy with it.  It this possible.
>
>Thanks
>Brian
>
>
>-- 
>To unsubscribe: mail redhat-install-list-request redhat com with
>"unsubscribe" as the Subject.
>



[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]