Problem of EIDE HDD connectiong to OLD IDE I/F

Problem of EIDE HDD connectiong to OLD IDE I/F

Post by kusak.. » Sat, 18 Jan 1997 04:00:00


I have succeeded for deskpro 486/33m to recognize EIDE HDD attached to OLD
IDE I/F. But there is still a problem.

To make be recognized, EIDE HDD is connected to Master, the other normal IDE
one is connected to Slave, it is necessary.
I use linux 2.0.27, and something error often occurs when LILO and kernel
access to it;
hda: ide timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
Then, for a minute, recovering and display this message;
hda: ide0 reset: succeeded

I tried a lot, but no solution has been revealed.
(I tried, LBA Enhacement ISA Card, linear options, and modify CHS with

I think that a geometory is missmatched, but I don't know what to do.
Please let me know your idea.

System Engineering Department, IT Co., Sony Corp.


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