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On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 08:57:18PM +0200, Jarkko Tuomi wrote:
> > I am having problems with it, the kernel detects the drives but when it
> > tries to check the partitions on the drives it jams up, it is stuck in a
> > loop waiting for a specific buffer to unlock which never happens so it
> just
> > stits there.
> Me too, exactly the same behaviour.
> If it helps locating the problem there's a picture on what happens on the
> ATA control pins available at
> What looks most interesting is that DMARQ stays high ?!

And strange enough why does identify command work but not any other?

Here is the output I am getting:

block: queued sectors max/low 3621kB/1207kB, 64 slots per queue
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE dri ver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 50MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ide: ETRAX 100LX built-in ATA DMA con troller
ide: waiting 5 seconds for drives to regain consciousness
hda: Maxtor 82559A4, ATA DISK drive
hdb: probing with STATUS(0x00) instead of ALTSTATUS(0x50)
hdb: probing with STATUS(0x00) instead of ALTSTATUS(0x50)
ide0 at 0x10000000-0x10000007,0x2c000000 on irq 4
hda: 4999680 sectors (2560 MB) w/256KiB Cache, CHS=4960/16/63
Partition check:
Is the system bus really running at 50 mhz?

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