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  1. Marvell 6145 sata chipset...........

    Hello, say i'm having some difficulties with a Mandriva 2007.1rc3 install
    on a new system. I have a new Intel D975XBX2 mobo with 6 sata
    devices....two sata dvd burners & two sata drives on the intel chipset &
    two more sata drives on the Marvel 6145 sata plugs. The issue was during
    initial install there was an 'error loading pata_marvell
    driver'...there doesn't seem to be any such module in 2.6.17-5. So i got
    the 2.6.20-3 tmb kernel got the pata_marvell module to load...but drives
    don't show up yet....not in hardware list in mcc at all & Marvell is still
    listed as 'Unknown device 6145'.

    Can anyone nudge me in the right direction here?...unfortunately, i tend
    to forget some of the basics over a year or two of good system running.
    I checked the bios & the sata is set to ahci. Not looking at anything
    fancy here, no raid, just wanna see the drives in 'nix. Doze pics em up
    fine, so drives & controller are ok.

    I'm about ready to put a couple ide dvd drives in there and put the 4
    satas on the intel chipset & just disable that Marvell chip....but i wanna
    run my nice new Pioneer 212d's...is that so wrong?

    Any suggestions? thx & rgds,

    Andy.

  2. Re: Marvell 6145 sata chipset...........

    On Fri, 06 Apr 2007 16:52:19 -0500, i_fatguy wrote:

    > Hello, say i'm having some difficulties with a Mandriva 2007.1rc3 install
    > on a new system. I have a new Intel D975XBX2 mobo with 6 sata
    > devices....two sata dvd burners & two sata drives on the intel chipset &
    > two more sata drives on the Marvel 6145 sata plugs. The issue was during
    > initial install there was an 'error loading pata_marvell
    > driver'...there doesn't seem to be any such module in 2.6.17-5. So i got
    > the 2.6.20-3 tmb kernel got the pata_marvell module to load...but drives
    > don't show up yet....not in hardware list in mcc at all & Marvell is still
    > listed as 'Unknown device 6145'.
    >

    I would think you'd want to load the marvell sata driver, not the pata
    driver. All I did was this.

    [wes@wes2 ~]$ locate sata_m
    /usr/src/linux-2.6.20/drivers/ata/sata_mv.c
    /usr/src/linux-2.6.17.8/drivers/scsi/sata_mv.c
    [wes@wes2 ~]$

    I would think it would be in the Mandriva 2007 release. From kernel
    2.6.17.8 source.

    * sata_mv.c - Marvell SATA support
    *
    * Copyright 2005: EMC Corporation, all rights reserved.
    * Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.
    *

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  3. Re: Marvell 6145 sata chipset...........

    On Fri, 06 Apr 2007 23:26:54 +0000, Wes Newell wrote:

    > On Fri, 06 Apr 2007 16:52:19 -0500, i_fatguy wrote:
    >
    >> Hello, say i'm having some difficulties with a Mandriva 2007.1rc3 install
    >> on a new system. I have a new Intel D975XBX2 mobo with 6 sata
    >> devices....two sata dvd burners & two sata drives on the intel chipset &
    >> two more sata drives on the Marvel 6145 sata plugs. The issue was during
    >> initial install there was an 'error loading pata_marvell
    >> driver'...there doesn't seem to be any such module in 2.6.17-5. So i got
    >> the 2.6.20-3 tmb kernel got the pata_marvell module to load...but drives
    >> don't show up yet....not in hardware list in mcc at all & Marvell is still
    >> listed as 'Unknown device 6145'.
    >>

    > I would think you'd want to load the marvell sata driver, not the pata
    > driver. All I did was this.
    >
    > [wes@wes2 ~]$ locate sata_m
    > /usr/src/linux-2.6.20/drivers/ata/sata_mv.c
    > /usr/src/linux-2.6.17.8/drivers/scsi/sata_mv.c
    > [wes@wes2 ~]$
    >
    > I would think it would be in the Mandriva 2007 release. From kernel
    > 2.6.17.8 source.
    >
    > * sata_mv.c - Marvell SATA support
    > *
    > * Copyright 2005: EMC Corporation, all rights reserved.
    > * Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.
    > *
    >



    .....yeah, come to think of it that's a good point.........i guess what
    threw me was that during initial install of 2007.1rc3, it tried to install
    the 'pata_marvell' driver and failed...the bios sata setting was set to
    'ahci' not 'ide emulation' so i wonder why it was trying to load
    'pata_marvell' which wasn't there to begin with anyways.....maybe the 6145
    chip isn't covered by sata_mv....

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