buggy ATA controller: I can install 4.11, but not 5.3 !?!

Rob spamrefuse at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 27 03:06:16 PST 2005

Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 00:10:09 -0800 (PST)
> Rob <spamrefuse at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>I have installed 4.11, without any problems,
>>although the dmesg output has a line about buggy
>>ATA controller (see below for dmesg output).
> The controller is broken. For the whole ugly story,
> see  http://mindprod.com/eideflaw.html

Yes, indeed. But I knew about that.

>>When I try to install 5.3 in this PC (using the
> What does the dmesg say, if yor press "Scroll Lock"
> and page up in it?
> Is your ata controller and / or disk detected at
> all?

Well, I got stuck during the initial stage of the
install process; I haven't got any kernel info at
that point, or have I?

>>Moreover, 4.11 seems to be running fine on this PC.
> Well, if it works, why don't you just keep it?

That's not the issue here. Of course I stick with
4.11; I don't have a choice.

With this email, I want to report that this problem
is 'solved' by 4.11 and prior, but not anymore in


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