Slack Linux HD detect Problem on IBM PS/2 Model 35

Slack Linux HD detect Problem on IBM PS/2 Model 35

Post by Christopher Santo » Wed, 07 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Sure Sure, I know my machine is a whimper to say the least.  BUT.

Booting the Boot disk with Bare.i kernel.  The kernel does not detect the
IDE hard drive in the system (It's an ISA based system).  The FAQ said to
include the HD parameters at the "boot:" prompt ( "boot:  ramdisk
hda=980,10,17 floppy=thinkpad).

Here are some of the error messages during the boot disk phase.
---------------------------------beginning of
Ramdisk driver initialized : 16 ramdisks of 49152K size
hda: no response (status = 0xff)
hda: non-IDE drive, CHS=980/10/17
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
scsi : 0 hosts.
Partition check:
 hda:hda: status timeout: status=0xff { Busy }
hda: drive not ready for command
ide0: reset timed-out, status=0xff
end_request: I/P error, dev 03:00, sector 0
---------------------------------end of

System info
Linux version:  Slackware Linux 3.4 (November 97)
IBM PS/2 Model 35
8MB of RAM
81MB of Harddrive IDE Cyl980 head10 sect17
Monochrome Monitor

any help, please :)



1. Can't boot Linux Kernel 2.0.34 on PS/2 Model 35 IDE drive

Can anyone shed some light on this?

PS/2 model is _not_ MCA but AT bus.  The messages from the failed boot
are these: "Unable to get major 3 for hard disk", "unable to read
partition table", "drive not ready for command".  The drive checks out
all right on diagnostic tests.  Also it boots and runs fine under DOS.
Have also tried passing the drive geometry to the kernel at boot.  The
drive is cabled and jumpered as master drive without slave.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Curt Daugaard

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