Promise Ultra 66 Install

What do I need to do to install linux on my Gateway w/ Ultra66? I have Mandrake 6.5 and Red Hat 5.2 install CD-ROMs
doktericAsked:
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doktericAuthor Commented:
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pete_perryCommented:
You have the Complete OS 6.5 (Mandrake 6.1.1). Nothing just boot from cd or floppy disk.
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gilbert111199Commented:
you need the Ultra 66 drivers on a disk. These can be found on the Promise site, or you can email me and I can email you the zip file with everything you need including instructions. I have the same card and had the same problem. Let me know if you want me to send em.

Gil
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pete_perryCommented:
there are ultra 66 drivers for linux? and why if it's an IDE doesn't it just boot?
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doktericAuthor Commented:
I do have a floppy that came with my computer. It contains what appear to be DOS files, although 2 of them are called "advanced inf form format support"(?).
I guess I need two things, (1) the driver for linux and (2) to find out how to get the kernel loaded if the installation media don't recognize that I actually have a hard drive.  
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smswartCommented:
I just went through this nightmare with Red Hat 6.1.  The drivers from promise will only work with a 2.2.5 kernel, and my Red Hat 6.1 is 2.2.12.  Promise also provides the source code, but one header file (ide.h) seems to be missing (or I'm too new to this to find it).  I ended up moving my Linux drive to the onboard IDE controller and using the ide2=... boot option (see other questions on this topic) to allow it to see my Windows drive.  However, LILO is installed on my Linux drive and it will not boot the UDMA drive.  I have two options to boot Linux: 1) use a boot disk and 2) change the BIOS boot order to use the Linux drive first and let LILO boot Linux.  Then, of course, I'd have to change the BIOS order back to get to Windows again.  I'm waiting for the 2.4.x kernel before attempting to move my Linux drive back to the Ultra66.

Just thought I'd throw my two cents in...
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