[SLE] Promise (fasttrack) pdc20378 on motherboard aka using all 2 SATA / 4 ATA and 2 ATA on the 20378 at one time on ASUS boards

From: Johan Nielsen (yep_at_osterbo-net.dk)
Date: 06/14/04

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    Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 17:05:47 +0200

    my motherboard is a P4C800E-Deluxe ... but should be the same for the other
    P4C800 ICH5/875P based boards

    Bios detects the single drive that I've put on the pdc20378 controller

    I have added drives on all the controllers to see if I could use them all

                            HAVE ANY OF YOU TRIED THIS

    Or do I have to drop using the 2'nd ATA interface to get lucky ??

    Thanx up front for any suggestion

    The details

    *************** $ fdisk -l (doesn't show the drive I got there)

    OK checking if drivers gets loaded


    partial snip

    cdrom                  39452  2 sr_mod,ide_cd
    reiserfs              251984  6
    sata_promise           14980  0
    ata_piix                8580  0
    libata                 40192  2 sata_promise,ata_piix,[permanent]
    sd_mod                 21632  0
    scsi_mod              114372  6 sg,st,sr_mod,sata_promise,libata,sd_mod

    *************** $ hwinfo --storage-ctrl

    partial snip

    30: PCI 304.0: 0104 RAID bus controller
      [Created at pci.244]
      Unique ID: AMUB.Riy0go04uj1
      Parent ID: 6NW+.c7JTK_YUBi2
      SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:03:04.0
      SysFS BusID: 0000:03:04.0
      Hardware Class: storage
      Model: "Asustek PDC20378 (SATA150 TX)"
      Vendor: pci 0x105a "Promise Technology, Inc."
      Device: pci 0x3373 "PDC20378 (SATA150 TX)"
      SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "Asustek Computer, Inc."
      SubDevice: pci 0x80f5
      Revision: 0x02
      Driver: "sata_promise"
      I/O Ports: 0xdf00-0xdf3f (rw)
      I/O Ports: 0xdfa0-0xdfaf (rw)
      I/O Ports: 0xd880-0xd8ff (rw)
      Memory Range: 0xfeaff000-0xfeafffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
      Memory Range: 0xfeac0000-0xfeadffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
      IRQ: 23 (no events)
      Driver Info #0:
        Driver Status: sata_promise is active
        Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe sata_promise"
      Config Status: cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
      Attached to: #21 (PCI bridge)

    the sata_promise modules gets loaded

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