SATA Sil3112. How to properly install OS with this driver?
Posted 01 June 2003 - 07:33 AM
This brings me to the real question. Is there some way to install drivers for the sil3112 controller pre-setup? If so how is this to be done since no rpm dbase is available to install them into? If there's some other method please let me know! Thanks in advance!
Posted 11 June 2003 - 11:37 AM
The driver for sil3112 from Asus that you mentioned sounds promising, but I can't find it. All I found for a7n8x deluxe for Linux was an all-in-one nForce driver, and I got that from nVidia instead. Please direct me!
Posted 02 July 2003 - 10:25 PM
Posted 02 July 2003 - 11:57 PM
If you hear of any more info then let me know.
Posted 03 July 2003 - 02:17 AM
Posted 07 July 2003 - 05:03 PM
As mentioned earlier Suse8.2 must all ready have that patch applied to it. And according to other reading I've done the 2.5(unstable kernel) and 2.6(stable kernel) both have the support built into them. Word on the street is that 2.6 should be released very soon.
Posted 05 August 2003 - 12:25 PM
I've got an ASUS P4P800Deluxe with onboard SATA and a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120GB SATA drive connected to it.
I've been trying to install Mandrake 9.1 with kernel 2.4.21 and get the 'no valid devices on which to create the filesystems' error.
From the above posts i get the impression that this isn't a driver issue and that i need a newer kernel?
Could anyone give some advice because I'm totally at a loss!
edit: P.S. I think it might be a problem with linux support for the ICH5R chipset and /or the 82801ER controller on the mobo?????
Posted 29 August 2003 - 08:09 PM
Posted 01 October 2003 - 01:39 AM
Posted 01 October 2003 - 03:51 AM
Posted 01 October 2003 - 07:14 AM
thanks for the input by i've already tried % hdparm -X66 -d1 /dev/hde and it completely disabled my HD. my home directory showed up empty and i couldn't bring up anything that wasn't already in RAM. so, i think i'll have to scratch that idea. i didn't get the feeling that it was very healthy for my HD to give it that command...
by the way, I'm using an IBM/Hitachi Deskstar ATA100 120GB hard drive with a serial to ATA convertor.
i may just have to get rid of the converter and go back to IDE but i get better performance under WinXP with the converter. thats why i was using it...
Posted 01 October 2003 - 10:39 AM
It's not a definitve benchmark by any stretch of imagination but you can get a reasonable estimate of your HDD transfer speed by again using the hdparm command:
hdparm -Tt /dev/hd*
In your case it'd be:
hdparm -Tt /dev/hde
This'll give you 2 figures: buffered reads and unbuffered reads. It's the latter you're most interested in, the former will always give some kind of ridiculous number.
Posted 01 October 2003 - 11:17 PM
64 MB in 48.56 seconds = 1.32 MB/sec
pretty impressive, eh?....
i'm going to try a couple more kernels (maybe see if 2.6pre will work) and then i'll just have to get rid of the converter and go back to IDE. however, i'll have to reinstall RH at that point, i'm sure, although i think windows will be OK.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 08:59 AM