: : Hi all,
: : Since I have a couple of spare IDE drives sitting around, I was considering
: : buying a 4-drive IDE controller. I'd like to know if someone has had success
: : running Linux with this kind of configuration (accessing all 4 drives under Linux). Any help is appreciated, and thanks in advance!
: I am also interested in a response to this. I have a TekRam 680c (supports 4
: ide drives) and it works under dos just fine with my 3 drives:
: C: 1.08 Micropolis
: D: 540 maxtor
: E: 540 Conner
: But in Linux the card is detected and the first 2 drives are detected also
: but not the third. I added /dev/hdc to fstab and created the /dev/hdcx
: devices and even got a 4 ide patch and applied it to the kernel but still no
: success at accessing /dev/hdc from linux.
: Any suggestions?
If this card simulates two separate IDE-Controller, a primary and a
secondary one, try the ATdisk2 kernel patches.
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