SiS 962/963 support?

Rick Morris rmorris at
Mon Oct 11 23:13:55 PDT 2004

Well, It seems the problem has nothing to do with the ATA driver at all. 
Even though it looks like that is where the freeze occurs, it is 
actually the Firewire (1384) support that causes the freeze. After 
systematically disabling every other option in the BIOS, I found that 
this is the only thing that prevents the system from booting, and in 
fact full DMA/ATA100 support works fine.

This solves our immediate problem, although we eventually would like to 
use the firewire port on these systems. So far, there is absolutely no 
error output, even in verbose mode, that mentions the IEEE 1384 device 
when it is enabled.

Other than this, we are extremely happy with the performance and 
stability of 5.3 so far.

(sorry for the email bounce... corrected as rmorris at

Søren Schmidt wrote:

> Rick Morris wrote:
>> I have attached the verbose output from the serial console while 
>> attempting the CD boot of 5.3 Beta 7.
> Hmm, that looks awfully normal actually, have you tried to disable DMA 
> on the ATAPI CDROM ?
> BTW the reply to your address bounces:
>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> <rick at>
>     (reason: 550 5.1.1 <rick at>... User unknown)

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