ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe and ICH5R support

Evren Yurtesen yurtesen at
Fri Apr 9 23:12:02 PDT 2004

Jeff Doolittle wrote:

> Evren,
> You may have just "solved" my problem.  I configured the BIOS to use the 
>  SATA drives in compat mode instead of enhanced (but now I lose my 
> secondary EIDE channel).  Rebooted and corrected the fstab file since 
> the drives were flipped around.  I'm currently rsync'ing from the 
> Promise to the ICH5 without a problem.
> We'll skip the fact I must have read right over this fact in the ERRATA 
> on the FreeBSD web site. <slaps own hand>
> Quote: "Use the host's BIOS setup options to put the ATA controller in 
> its ``legacy mode'', if available"
> So the work around was in front of me the whole time.
> I currently have hyperthreading enabled and the only ACPI setting 
> disabled is "ACPI 2.0 Support" because it's disabled by default.
>     Thanks.

Maybe this should be somewhere in the mailing list :) If somebody else 
has a similar problem.


> Evren Yurtesen wrote:
>> Doug Poland wrote:
>>> On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 05:07:47PM +0300, Evren Yurtesen wrote:
>>>> Jeff Doolittle wrote:
>>>>> I've seen eMails regarding ICH5R support on other motherboards 
>>>>> being added, is there plans to add support for the ASUS P4C800-E 
>>>>> Deluxe?
>>>> I think that I have that board in my proxy server and I am using 
>>>> sata drives with ICH5...
>>>> What is the problem with this board? I didnt have any problems at 
>>>> all else than a minor glitch. I am able to use my sata drives with 
>>>> hyperthreading etc. turned on, without any trouble at all...
>>>> Evren
>>> Are you running a RAID0 or RAID1 configuration on the ICH5R?  I belive
>>> the OP was inquiring specifically about RAID support.
>> Yeah well, I am not using raid but I use the controller with 2 sata 
>> drives. I dont see why raid wouldnt work? I had a slight problem 
>> though when I used extended mode for sata drives from the bios, but 
>> when I used compatibility mode which use the irq of secondary pata 
>> controller, then things were working fine... Well, I didnt read 
>> secondary pata controller anyhow so I didnt care much...
>> Evren

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