Hello, I've been trying to get my Promise FASTTRACK TX4000 PCI (ata/133/IDE) raid card working in Debian (2.6.11) for 3 days straight now.

Upon my googling, I was able to find this patch:

(I guess I cant link urls, so here it is, minux the http, its a tiny url to a kernel.org patch)


I wgot it to 'patch',and typed 'patch -p1 <patch'

It said it worked.

So I recompiled my kernel with an initrd, it created the .deb, I -installed it, and booted into it (im actually inside it right now).


0000:01:08.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20619 (FastTrak TX4000) (rev 02)


ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [APC3] enabled at IRQ 18
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:08.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, high) -> IRQ 209
ata1: PATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xF8B60200 ctl 0xF8B60238 bmdma 0x0 irq 209
ata2: PATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xF8B60280 ctl 0xF8B602B8 bmdma 0x0 irq 209
ata3: PATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xF8B60300 ctl 0xF8B60338 bmdma 0x0 irq 209
ata4: PATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xF8B60380 ctl 0xF8B603B8 bmdma 0x0 irq 209
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
ata1: no device found (phy stat 00000000)
scsi2 : sata_promise
ata2: no device found (phy stat 00000000)
scsi3 : sata_promise
ata3: no device found (phy stat 00000000)
scsi4 : sata_promise
ata4: no device found (phy stat 00000000)
scsi5 : sata_promise

I really am stumped here, I cannot find any docs on this subject, and I was unable to find help in the freenode irc channels.

Please keep in mind I'm a 6 day old unix newb, I just want to get my mp3s and movies (on my big raid arrays [4 200gig maxtors, 2 mirrored arrays], which, btw, have only one partition) so I can call linux my primary OS.

Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.


- Alex Annese (dtheory)