How do I go about modifying my RH 5.0 kernel to provide inbuilt Promise UltraDMA support ?
I have a Promise UltraDMA Controller (PC is Gateway PII-266, HD is Quantum Fireball ST 6.4Gb. First 2 partitions up to 4Gb are 2Gb FAT & 2Gb NTFS with NT Boot Manager in the MBR and LILO bootable from Boot Manager via the Bootpart Utility (http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm
), Linux partitions start afterwards with LILO in first linux partition. With LBA max cylinder is ~760, LILO currently passes execution to linux.
Using /Proc/PCI information I see that 'ide2=0xfff0,0xffe4,10' lets the kernal attempt to start but it fails to mount /. When the IDE driver loaded it reported what looked like the HD's true physical parameters with a cylinder count ~ 1300, not the LBA cylinder count!
Is the output from the kernel logged anywhere ??
Am I facing implementing the kernel patch for Promise UltraDMA and will it let me boot from the HD ?