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Subject: Re: OT: Linux question

Re: OT: Linux question

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 14:48:26 +0100

Neon John wrote:
> Anyway, my system has the IDE primary and secondary channels on the
> motherboard plus a Promise FastTrack100 TX2 ultra-IDE controller in a
> slot. All was fat and happy with winders. Knoppix booted, found and
> mounted all the drives. SuSe live booted, found and mounted the drives
> but for a variety of reasons, would not install. so I know there is a
> driver out there for this card somewhere....
> I've been to the Promise site (every Linux in the world except Debian
> supported). I've googled my heart out. Anyone have any ideas where I
> might find a driver for this card? I have woody on the machine and Sarge
> on CDs so I can go either way.

The Promise card is supported by the standard linux kernel, so you don't have to download any special drivers. You might, however, need to upgrade the kernel in your debian installation. If I recall correctly, the debian woody installer contains a very old linux version.

Try: apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.18-1-686

However if you plan to do anything more than just serving files on the machine, you may want to install Sarge (a.k.a "testing") instead. Woody is the old and stable release, which only gets critical bugfixes and security patches. Sarge is updated daily and contains much more recent versions of virtually everything.

Received on 2004-12-14

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