kernel configuration

Danny Rawlins monster.romster at
Sat May 8 01:33:56 UTC 2010

Fredrik Rinnestam wrote:
> On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 08:08:17PM +0530, parijat chauhan wrote:
>> hi guys.
>> i am having compaq nx6120 laptop with intel 82801FBM ata controller.
>> i am not new to linux but when i compiled kernel on crux, it doesn't work.
>> actually it is hdd controller , that kernel fail to identify. i have
>> compiled with libata support.
>> and passed argument combined_mode=libata to linux kernel.
>> i want to know that what configuration i should change so that it can
>> identify controller properly.
>> and
> I dont know the hardware personally but according to my quick google
> search CONFIG_ATA_PIIX needs to be built into the kernel. is it (not as
> a module)? What kid of drive is it connected to? ide or sata?
Boot off a live cd and run "lspci -k" be sure you compile that in as [*]
as Fredrik mentioned. Also you must have the file system compiled in
too. And make sure your pointing your boot loader to the correct root
file system.

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