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RE: IDE support in RH install?



During the install, I don't think the /dev/hd* exist.  The mounts
are created under /tmp as needed if I recall correctly.  This
shouldn't stop fdisk or diskdruid from running however.

Tony

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Colby [mailto:kevinc grainsystems com]
> Sent: Monday, March 29, 1999 6:12 PM
> To: redhat-install-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: IDE support in RH install?
> 
> 
> Werner Kliewer wrote:
> > 
> > Do you have any other controllers on this machine? Perhaps other
> > drive controllers on the motherboard? It almost sounds like the
> > IDE irq is being masked by some other controller.
> > 
> > Remember, disabling in the bios will probably work during the boot,
> > but once you are running the kernel, it ignores the bios and goes
> > and finds it's own hardware. You would have to make sure anything
> > on the motherboard that might be able to use irq 14 is disabled
> > through jumpers. ALso, IDE uses (on my laptop which I have handy
> > here) i/o ports 1f0-1f7 and 3f6. Could there be a conflict there?
> 
> I think you're giving my motherboard too much credit.
> It doesn't have built-in I/O ports, much less floppy or IDE.
> It's BIOS is only barely aware that there should be a HDD controller.
> It's incapable of setting IRQs.
> 
> What gets me is that the kernel boot messages tell me it found
> both the hard drive and the CD-ROM, and the IRQ & I/O they're on.
> No problems are reported.
> 
> Once up, /proc/interrupts shows ide0 on 14.  Again, no conflicts.
> 
> What is most disturbing is that /dev/hd* don't even exist.
> Oh, well.
> 
> I think I'll take Tim Rayner's advice (thanks!) and try 5.2.
> If anyone has any ideas, let me know.
> 
> 	- Kevin Colby
> 	  kevinc grainsystems com
> 
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