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amontefusco
12-08-2003, 05:31 PM
I dont know if this is the right forum for my problem.
Feel free to redirect me to the correct one.


I have a MSI Hermes-651P desktop computer

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/slim_pc/slm/pro_slm_detail.php?UID=418

with a PCMCIA slot.

I use a Knoppix 3.3 (19 nov 2003) both from CDROM,
and from HD (the system is working without glitches
with Slackware, Mandrake,RedHat and Window$ XP too).

Running Knoppix, inserting a 64 MB Compact Flash into slot 0, the machine hang.
The /var/log/messages follows:

-----------------------------------------------------------------
---- This are the messages for embedded IDE controllers
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Dec 8 14:00:55 andrewh3 kernel: ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Dec 8 14:00:55 andrewh3 kernel: ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
Dec 8 14:00:55 andrewh3 kernel: hda: attached ide-disk driver.
Dec 8 14:00:55 andrewh3 kernel: hda: host protected area => 1
Dec 8 14:00:55 andrewh3 kernel: hda: 156355584 sectors (80054 MB) w/1819KiB Cache, CHS=9732/255/63
Dec 8 14:00:55 andrewh3 kernel: ide-cd: passing drive hdc to ide-scsi emulation.
Dec 8 14:00:55 andrewh3 kernel: hdc: attached ide-scsi driver.
Dec 8 14:00:55 andrewh3 kernel: Partition check:
Dec 8 14:00:55 andrewh3 kernel: hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 hda7 > hda4
Dec 8 14:00:55 andrewh3 kernel: ide: late registration of driver.
...
...
...
--- Insert the PCMCIA card
Dec 8 14:02:13 andrewh3 kernel: hde: SanDisk SDCFB-64, CFA DISK drive
Dec 8 14:02:13 andrewh3 kernel: ide2 at 0x100-0x107,0x10e on irq 7
Dec 8 14:02:13 andrewh3 kernel: hde: attached ide-disk driver.
--- System hangs -----


Note that on same system RedHat 8.0 is able to get the card
inserted:

Dec 8 14:25:26 andrewh2 kernel: hde: SanDisk SDCFB-64, ATA DISK drive
Dec 8 14:25:26 andrewh2 kernel: ide2 at 0x100-0x107,0x10e on irq 9
Dec 8 14:25:26 andrewh2 kernel: ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
Dec 8 14:25:26 andrewh2 kernel: hde: 125440 sectors (64 MB) w/1KiB Cache, CHS=490/8/32
Dec 8 14:25:26 andrewh2 kernel: hde: hde1
Dec 8 14:25:26 andrewh2 kernel: ide_cs: hde: Vcc = 3.3, Vpp = 0.0
Dec 8 14:25:26 andrewh2 cardmgr[604]: executing: './ide start hde'
...
---- Is now possible to mount the file system on the card


Last, the same card is working without problems on a IBM laptop
with the same Knoppix 3.3 bootstraped from CDROM.

Any suggestions ?

Thanks in advance

*am*

Stephen
12-08-2003, 06:58 PM
--- Insert the PCMCIA card
Dec 8 14:02:13 andrewh3 kernel: hde: SanDisk SDCFB-64, CFA DISK drive
Dec 8 14:02:13 andrewh3 kernel: ide2 at 0x100-0x107,0x10e on irq 7
Dec 8 14:02:13 andrewh3 kernel: hde: attached ide-disk driver.
--- System hangs -----


It is getting attached to the ide-disk driver instead of the ide_cs that the redhat install is using below.



Dec 8 14:25:26 andrewh2 kernel: ide_cs: hde: Vcc = 3.3, Vpp = 0.0


Now if the ide-disk driver works like the ide-cd driver and you can pass the option to tell it to ignore say a hdc which is a burner and you want it to use the ide-scsi instead of ide-cd so you can burn then you should be able to create a file in /etc/modutils/ and have the contents put into the /etc/modules.conf to have the option used at boot.

To do this create a file say pcmciafix in the directory /etc/modutils with these contents:


## Added by me to fix pcmcia being detected incorrectly as ide-disk
options ide-disk ignore=hde


Then you would run update-modules to update the /etc/modules.conf with the changes to be used for the next boot. Now this is just a shot in the dark with me assuming that the ide-disk works the same as the ide-cd driver I have never tried it so I'm not sure it will work, all of this done as root.

A last thought it may be as simple as modifying the append line in the /etc/lilo.conf and instead of there being a hde=scsi make it hde=ide-cs and then run /sbin/lilo -v to update lilo with the changes and have them used on next boot this done as root also, now this one is totally a guess. Anyways the problem is the ide-disk taking over the card when inserted instead of ide-cs so if these suggestions do not work that is where you need to start searching for the cause of the problem.

amontefusco
12-08-2003, 09:00 PM
Now if the ide-disk driver works like the ide-cd driver and you can pass the option to tell it to ignore say a hdc which is a burner and you want it to use the ide-scsi instead of ide-cd so you can burn then you should be able to create a file in /etc/modutils/ and have the contents put into the /etc/modules.conf to have the option used at boot.

To do this create a file say pcmciafix in the directory /etc/modutils with these contents:


## Added by me to fix pcmcia being detected incorrectly as ide-disk
options ide-disk ignore=hde


Then you would run update-modules to update the /etc/modules.conf with the changes to be used for the next boot. Now this is just a shot in the dark with me assuming that the ide-disk works the same as the ide-cd driver I have never tried it so I'm not sure it will work, all of this done as root.

A last thought it may be as simple as modifying the append line in the /etc/lilo.conf and instead of there being a hde=scsi make it hde=ide-cs and then run /sbin/lilo -v to update lilo with the changes and have them used on next boot this done as root also, now this one is totally a guess. Anyways the problem is the ide-disk taking over the card when inserted instead of ide-cs so if these suggestions do not work that is where you need to start searching for the cause of the problem.


I did it

cat /proc/cmdline
BOOT_IMAGE=Linux ro root=304 hda=scsi hdb=scsi hdc=scsi hde=ide-cs apm=power-off nomce

but without luck.
Inserting the card I got again


Dec 8 21:53:51 andrewh3 cardmgr[276]: initializing socket 0
Dec 8 21:53:51 andrewh3 cardmgr[276]: socket 0: ATA/IDE Fixed Disk
Dec 8 21:53:51 andrewh3 cardmgr[276]: product info: "SunDisk", "SDP", "5/3 0.6"
Dec 8 21:53:51 andrewh3 cardmgr[276]: manfid: 0x0045, 0x0401 function: 4 (fixed disk)
Dec 8 21:53:51 andrewh3 cardmgr[276]: executing: 'modprobe ide-cs'
Dec 8 21:53:53 andrewh3 kernel: hde: SanDisk SDCFB-64, CFA DISK drive
Dec 8 21:53:53 andrewh3 kernel: ide2 at 0x100-0x107,0x10e on irq 7
Dec 8 21:53:53 andrewh3 kernel: hde: attached ide-disk driver.


the cardmgr is loading the correct module ide-cs but, as you pointed out,
the ide-disk prevails.

*am*

Stephen
12-08-2003, 11:46 PM
You do not mention if you tried the the option ignore file have you? Other than that I think I am out of ideas.

amontefusco
12-09-2003, 08:46 AM
You do not mention if you tried the the option ignore file have you? Other than that I think I am out of ideas.

Yes, I tried but without changes on the error pattern.

*am*