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ide compact flash kernel image loading problem
« on: January 05, 2009, 09:23:16 AM »
I just try IDE-CF on TC., booting speed is very amazing, but sometimes I got kernel panic. It seems kernel image readinng too fast. Can we slow down kernel image loading , so we can get stable booting.

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Re: ide compact flash kernel image loading problem
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 10:15:00 AM »
A kernel panic can not result from a too fast read - there is no such thing as too fast boot :)

It's the result of a bug in kernel code. Can you take an image of the messages?
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Re: ide compact flash kernel image loading problem
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 05:34:15 PM »
If there is a bug in kernel code, when booting consistently result kernel panic, but in my case only when using ide cf-card sometimes I got kernel panic condition.   

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Re: ide compact flash kernel image loading problem
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 01:39:11 AM »
Some bugs are not consistent, unfortunately.
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Re: ide compact flash kernel image loading problem
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009, 06:49:51 AM »
There is really not much specific information given in this thread.
I run TC from IDE/compact flash and from PATA/SSD without issues.
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Re: ide compact flash kernel image loading problem
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009, 07:36:04 PM »
My case really happen specific to my hardware environment, motherboard & compact flash. I use asrock 865pe and sandisk extreme 4. This case didn't happen in my others mobo.
After I work around with some setting, finally I can make it work, as follow :
- set cf-ide adapter to slave
- connect the adapter to slave position in ide cable
- set bios to optimal default setting & save setting
- turn off & on computer.
And .. cf working fine very fast .....
Thanks to all for helping me.

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Re: ide compact flash kernel image loading problem
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 07:45:19 PM »
After some testing. I have summary :
When we use ide to compactflash converter, don't use 80 wires ide cable, since it makes unstable kernel loading in boot loader for some BIOS. Only using 40 wires ide cable  for stable condition.