[CentOS] HP DL140G2 and SATA woes

Ray Van Dolson rayvd at digitalpath.net
Tue Mar 21 17:44:07 UTC 2006

On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 05:14:05PM +1100, John Newbigin wrote:
> I have had a similar problem on box of mine trying to get DMA working on 
> my DVD player.  The solution was to change the order of the modules in 
> the initrd.
> On my box (which is CentOS-4 with Custom FC4 kernel) I put this in 
> /etc/modprobe.conf
> alias scsi_hostadapter ata_piix
> and then rebuilt initrd with mkinitrd.
> and added
> ide1=noprobe
> to the kernel in grub.conf
> That might help.
> John.

Thanks John, I ended up doign something similar.  On install, I just tell my
PXE server to pass ide0=noprobe and ide1=noprobe to the kernel.  This allows
ata_piix to find the drives correctly.

Will see if I continue to have to pass those options even after install.


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