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I have had this errors only with Vector Linux and Knoppix on boot. It tries to boot, and will eventually will , but takes several minutes. I will post some ...
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    Vector Linux Freezes on boot


    I have had this errors only with Vector Linux and Knoppix on boot.
    It tries to boot, and will eventually will , but takes several minutes. I will post some code to illustrate:

    It's the atax, scsix, ata_piix stuff that I want removed.

    No one so far can help
    me. Red hat, PXLinuxOS, Suse don't have this problem, just slackware, and Knoppix. I hope someone can shed some light. By the way, I have used the
    boot: options like noacpi, noapci, acpi=off, scsi=off, I have tried every conceivable method with same results!

    Code:
    ipr: IBM Power RAID SCSI Device Driver version: 2.1.3 (March 29, 2006)
    libata version 2.00 loaded.
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: version 2.00
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: MAP [ P0 -- P1 -- ]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.2[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.2 to 64
    ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xFE00 ctl 0xFE12 bmdma 0xFEA0 irq 16
    ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xFE20 ctl 0xFE32 bmdma 0xFEA8 irq 16
    scsi2 : ata_piix
    ata1: port is slow to respond, please be patient
    ata1: port failed to respond (30 secs)
    ata1: SRST failed (status 0xFF)
    ata1: SRST failed (err_mask=0x100)
    ata1: softreset failed, retrying in 5 secs
    ata1: SRST failed (status 0xFF)
    ata1: SRST failed (err_mask=0x100)
    ata1: softreset failed, retrying in 5 secs
    ata1: SRST failed (status 0xFF)
    ata1: SRST failed (err_mask=0x100)
    ata1: reset failed, giving up
    scsi3 : ata_piix
    ata2: port is slow to respond, please be patient
    ata2: port failed to respond (30 secs)
    ata2: SRST failed (status 0xFF)
    ata2: SRST failed (err_mask=0x100)
    ata2: softreset failed, retrying in 5 secs
    ata2: SRST failed (status 0xFF)
    ata2: SRST failed (err_mask=0x100)
    ata2: softreset failed, retrying in 5 secs
    ata2: SRST failed (status 0xFF)
    ata2: SRST failed (err_mask=0x100)
    ata2: reset failed, giving up
    RocketRAID 3xxx SATA Controller driver v1.0 (060426)
    st: Version 20050830, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
    usbmon: debugfs is not available
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.7[D] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.7 to 64

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    I now know what the problem is just not sure how to fix it.
    It has to do with the kernel. Apparently kernel 2.6.18.5 checks
    for SATA appearance and I need to stop that check, either by removing it from
    the kernel or installing an older kernel.

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