Re: K6-2/300, M5229 TX Pro Chipset (IDE hangs)

Steffen Ullrich (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 08:49:52 +0200

> On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Matthias L Jugel wrote:

> > Hi,
> >
> > we've got a new computer with the following hardware:
> >
> > MS-5169 Motherboard, AL9 Ver: 2 (newest BIOS)
> > AMD-K6-II CPU, 128MB RAM
> > IBM DHEA 36481 (6.4 GB HD)
> >
> > Now, I am having trouble getting Linux to install, because the
> > system hangs after a while with
> >
> > hda: irq timeout: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }

> I get this same problem with a cyrix 6x86MX-PR200, SiS 5577 Chipset mobo.
> I have a 3.4gb drive on the on-board ide, and a 4.3 on a Promise UDMA
> controller. I only get this error at boot, and only from the drive that
> is on the onboard controller. (I have to have a drive on this controller
> since it also has BeOS on it, if you were wondering.)

I've had similar problems with an ASUS SP98 AGP-X board (SiS5591). The funny thing was that
win95/98 and winNT had no problems while Linux and MS-DOS5.0 had. After moving the harddisk to the
secondary controller (hdc) and the CD-ROM to the first (hda) the problems vanished and all works
fine including UDMA with the Jumbo-Patch (2.0.35)

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