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From: Erik Steffl <>
Subject: SOLVED: Re: SATA (Serial ATA) support in 2.4.x?
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 12:32:30 -0700	[thread overview]
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Erik Steffl wrote:
> Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 25, 2003 at 11:50:16AM -0700, Erik Steffl wrote:
>>>  I am specifically interested whether it should support disks above 
>>> 137GB (as I have problems accessing anything above 137GB on 250GB 
>>> SATA drive)
>> It should.
>> I will be testing this when I return from OLS, next week.

   just in case anybody's searching the archives:

   I got the following advice from Jeff Garzik and it worked (didn't do 
much testing yet, but at least the whole disk is usable):

   2.4.21-ac4 (vanilla plus ac4 patches)

   create another vanilla tree with libata5 patches, then copy the 
following files to ac4 tree: drivers/scsi/{ata_piix,libata}.c and 

   build with scsi ata support (make sure you have bios set so that sata 
drives are seen as sata drives, not legacy ide drives, I only got 
machines lockups in legacy mode). The disks should be visible as scis 
disk (/dev/sd[a-z]).

   libata5 patch:


      reply	other threads:[~2003-08-15 19:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-25 18:50 Erik Steffl
2003-07-25 19:35 ` Jeff Garzik
2003-08-01 23:18   ` Erik Steffl
2003-08-15 19:32     ` Erik Steffl [this message]

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