Ronald G. Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Fri Nov 15 14:47:01 CET 2002

On Fri, 15 Nov 2002, Kevin Hester wrote:

> I was wondering, why have the kernel patch to force the IDE controller on?  
> Couldn't the same effect be achived by turning on the bits in the appropriate 
> linuxbios southbridge init function?

what if you don't need IDE, or turning it on would cause some other 

Anyway, that said, yo uare right; we could do this, and we do on some 
platforms where linux just can't figure out how to get to IDE.


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