readme.txt Driver File Contents (promise_100.zip)

ULTRA100/66 LINUX Driver (1.00) Installation note [06.JUL.2000]


The Device Driver only support RedHat Linux 6.1/6.2 .
If your Linux system version is different from RH6.1/6.2.
Please, modify the patch file , rh61-u100.pat or rh62-u100.pat , 
for your Linux system .


INSTALL ULTRA100/66 DRIVER INTO AN EXISTING SYSTEM

1. Make sure you have an unmodified source tree under /usr/src/linux.
2. Patch the Linux source under source tree /usr/src :
	#patch -p0 < [path]/rh61-u100.pat	(RH6.1)
	#patch -p0 < [path]/rh62-u100.pat	(RH6.2)
3. Make Kernel under /usr/src/linux to create new Linux Kernel with the 
   Promise information embedded.
	#make (menu)config : enable items as follow : 
		Block devices/
			(enable) Generic PCI IDE chipset support/
			(enable) Generic PCI bus-master DMA support/
			(enable) PROMISE PDC202xx chipset support
	#make dep
	#make clean
	#make bzImage
4. Copy the newly compiled kernel into the boot directory : 
        cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-u100
5. Inform the boot loader about the new kernel to edit /etc/lilo.conf as such : 
        boot=/dev/hda 
        map=/boot/map 
        install=/boot/boot.b
        prompt
        timeout=50 
        **** ADD THIS PART *****
        image=/boot/vmlinuz-u100   		
        label=Ultra100
        root=/dev/hda1
        read-only 
        ************************
6. Also, update LILO by typing 'lilo' you should see an asterisk next to the 
   label "Ultra100" indicating that LILO is now aware of the new kernel.
7. Reboot. The Promise Patch will be automatically included in the bootable kernel.
	

BOOTING FROM ULTRA100/66

1. Physically install the Ultra100/66 card into the Linux PC.
2. Attach the drive which includes the new kernel to primary channel of 
   Ultra100/66 card.
3. Power on PC.
4. Set "HDD Sequence SCSI First" on BIOS and save it .
5. Reboot.
6. At "boot:" prompt enter : "Ultra100"


BOOTING FROM Mother-Board

If you want to boot from mother-board,
Please remove Promise Ultra100/66 card from mother-board, and
attach the drive which includes the new kernel to primary channel 
of mother-board,and then run the new kernel.


ps:
If you would like to install two Ultra100/66 cards into the Linux PC ,
You can issue commands "mknod /dev/DEV b major minor" to create 
device files "hdix,hdjx,hdkx,hdlx" for IDE4,IDE5 by yourself.
IDE0 : first  Ultra100/66 primary   channel
IDE1 : first  Ultra100/66 secondary channel
IDE2 : second Ultra100/66 primary   channel
IDE3 : second Ultra100/66 secondary channel
IDE4 : mother-board primary   channel (major number = 56)
IDE5 : mother-board secondary channel (major number = 57)
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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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