Re: HPT366 ate my IDE controllers

From: Vid Strpic
Date: Fri Dec 05 2003 - 05:12:10 EST

On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 10:51:40PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Thursday 04 December 2003 21:15, Rahsheen Porter Sr. wrote:
> >So my root partition, which resides on /dev/hde1 with 2.4.20,
> > becomes /dev/hda1. And my extra partitions that were on /dev/hdg
> > are on /dev/hdc. This wouldn't be a problem accept that what was on
> > /dev/hda and hdc are now gone.
> >What would cause the kernel to totally ignore the built in
> > controllers?
> I'd bet a small amount that there is something in the bios you've set
> that is making that decision for you. Probably a boot offboard
> controllers first or some such.

It's CONFIG_BLK_DEV_OFFBOARD, in the kernel. But the behavior I noticed
is, with that kernel option, system assigns hda for the first disk on
the second controller (Promise here, not HPT, but that shouldn't matter
at all), and the drives on the motherboard controller get hde and so on.

Is OP sure that kernel really doesn't see the drives at all? And
ofcourse if turning off CONFIG_BLK_DEV_OFFBOARD in the kernel fixes the

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