I just bought a Promise FastTrak 100 after seeing that the new 100 card is
supported in 2.4. So I unwrap my nice new box and plunk it in. Mandrake
wouldn't even install. Figuring that the card just didn't work with 2.2, I took
it out and installed 'drake on a dinky 2gb seagate (SLOW seagate) then built
2.4 with the reiserfs patch.
With the 2.2 kernel installed where I could see what happened, I put the card
back in. I booted the kernel. It'd see my on-board ide controller fine
(standard 2 channels). Then freeze - hard freeze - push the power button for 5
seconds freeze. No messages or anything.
With the 2.4 kernel, it'd see the on-board ide controller AND the PDC20267
cards. It did its "ide.c" part of the initialization -
PDC20267: Chipset revision 2
PDC20267: Not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
Then paused for about a secondd, then the "pdc202xx.c" part of the init -
PDC20267: (U)DMA Burst bit enabled Primary MASTER mode Secondary MASTER mode
PDC20267: neither IDE port enabled (BIOS)
and the same old dead freeze. Nothing further.
I've tried various kernel parameters to no avail. I DID boot to DOS and
fdisk/format the array and it worked fine. All result in the same freeze. Any
ideas or suggestions? I feel like I am missing a small detail to fix
everything, but a deja/altavista search and reading the driver sources didn't
reveal anything that worked. Am I on crack? Is this just not supported yet
even though the chipset is?