I have an old PPro 200 machine and I recently installed a 20Gb HD. The
motherboard controller is old and only supported 8Gb so I purchased an SIIG
ATA-100 controller and now I can access all 20Gb. All the store sold was
ATA-100 controllers. The machine dual boots with Win98 and Win98 has no
The distribution is Mandrake 7.1
The error message given during boot is.
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:06
At boot time if I press F1 during the controller bios boot-up the controller
apparently does something that enables Linux to boot but the HD is dragged
down to 1980's IDE speed, 1.9MB per second. This exact same IDE HD in
another machine with a motherboard UDMA 33 controller (Intel) gets 20MB per
second using the hdparm test (-t).
Stony Brook Software
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