[sclug] Motherboards and SATA

Ian Michell ian.michell at hanzi.co.uk
Mon Apr 5 20:32:54 UTC 2004

I have got it WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Right, in order to get it working you do the following, it is so damned
fast too!!!!!!!!!!!!

The reason some SATA cards do not work with kernel 2.6.x is because the
ide detection seems to want to nab it, this of course as far as I can
tell only relates to the SIL 3112 based cards. If you edit your kernel
configuration and disable silicon image support in the ATA section, then
enable (either as a module or built in) the Silicon Image drivers in
SCSI -> low level drivers :)

It should work a treat, SATA cards are treated like SCSI. 


On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 18:46, Alex Butcher wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Apr 2004, Matt wrote:
> > * Alex Butcher <lug at assursys.co.uk> [2004-04-05 19:08:30]:
> > > 
> > > I (try to) spend my money with companies that don't have broken business
> > > models.
> > 
> > It's odd, Adaptec appear to be completely behind development of drivers
> > for their SCSI and RAID adapters, and at least with the former, appear
> > to have been for quite a while. I've only ever purchased Adaptec cards
> > for x86 boxen and they've always worked flawlessly under Linux and *BSD,
> > (usually because it's the same multi-platform driver), even Windows too
> > if I'm honest and have memory that goes back that far :-)
> > 
> > I think for some of these 'consumer' products such as SATA and USB, they
> > appear to be just rebadging third party products/controllers rather than
> > brewing their own hardware, which may explain the difference in driver
> > quality/availability.
> Ooh, that's another reason why sometimes the drivers aren't open; the
> "manufacturer" you've purchased from doesn't have the necessary rights to
> distribute the source; I gather that some of the IPR in nVidia's driver
> belongs to SGI and Microsoft, and some of the code in the drivers for one of
> Intel's old graphics chips was tied up with the US DoD (of all people, but
> if you think for about 5 seconds, you can probably guess why...)
> > Matt
> Best Regards,
> Alex.

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