Iwill sidepro66 trouble

I am trying to install Corellinux.  I have an ibm 15.2gb hard drive connected to an iwill sidepro 66 udma 66 controller, I keep getting the following error.

failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8 errno=2

can someone help me
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It looks very much like the defalut kernel used in CorelLinux does not include the modules needed to properly relate to your hard drive.

It's a scsi hard drive isn't it?

Moreover, if the scsi drive is the one used for /root, it has to be compiled into the kernel,  not compiled as a module.   You will probably have to make a custom kernel, unless Corel provides one on the cdrom, and provides a way to access it.  I'd send a bug report to Corel at:


I'll try to help you through this, Corel should help, too.   If you like my comment, I can covert it into an answer.
I just found something.  According to Corel,  Linux
currently doesn't support UDMA66 controllers and
UDMA66 drives, so you are going to have to use a different drive.
.. and a different controller
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You should look at the mini Ultra-DMA HOWTO.

Look at 5.2 .. here is a link:


As you can see, there are patches you can use, but the kenels greater than 2.3.3 have support.  I assume this is general UDMA66 support.

I know this is going to be kind of difficult on you, unless you have a way of making a customized kernel, and putting it on a boot disk.

You may want to ask Corel to do it, or I may do it ..
but I'll want a lot more points :)
Finally, the best solution of all would be this.  Run the hard drive directly from your mother board.  It is very possible that your IBM harddrive can run from EIDE.  Which hard drive is it anyways?  If this is possible, it is the best way to go.  
vcomp, exactly whose answer did you accept,  freesource's or j2's answer?  Which approach did you use to resolve your problem?  
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