Comment 235 for bug 57502

hjoska (hjoska) wrote :

I have an ASUS P5B motherboard with ICH8R SATA and Jmicron-363 SATA/PATA/RAID controller. Two Pata winchester connected to the Jmicron (no RAID), and a SATA CDROM to the ICH8R. Ubuntu 7.10 live cd loads well, but the kernel does not see any HDD. BIOS up to date, contains Jmicron 1.06.59 version.

From the kernel log you can see the kernel recognized the pata drives "ata3: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0xac00 ctl 0xa880 bmdma 0xa400 irq 17", it says "ata3: port is slow to respond, please be patient (Status 0x80)", later "ata3: SRST failed (errno=-16)"

I tried Ubuntu 8.04 beta too, the result is the same.

Windows run well, Puppy 3.01 recognizes all drives. I know a lot distributions have the same problem, anyway it is solved in the Linux world too. Puppy 3.01 uses 2.6.21.7 kernel, so it does not need the latest kernel version. For Ubuntu this is a two year old problem and a few people needs solution.