Please keep the old IDE chipset drivers so that external CD writers can work

Rick Knight rick_knight at
Wed Apr 9 02:04:58 UTC 2008

Wenzhuo Zhang wrote:
> Rick Knight wrote:
>> I'm not sure I follow you here. Are you suggesting I upgrade to the
>> Hardy beta, or just set my repositories to Hardy and update. Won't that
>> be an upgrade? How stable is Hardy. I know the code freeze is this week,
>> but is it safe to upgrade to Hardy?
> I am suggesting you try the libata pata_via module, because the old
> via82cxxx ide driver has been disabled in favor of pata_via since
> 2.6.24-13.23; and if it does not support your controller, report a bug
> as soon as possible so that it has a chance to get fixed before hardy
> release.
>> Also, I rebuilt the Gutsy kernel to add support for the pata_via module,
>> but that didn't help, I still can't boot into the Gutsy kernel.
> You can try downloading the latest hardy kernel and install in your 7.10(gutsy)
> installation. Again, remove the IDE modules from /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
> first before proceeding:
>   $ wget
>   $ sudo dpkg -i linux-image-2.6.24-15-386_2.6.24-15.27_i386.deb
I tried this tonight. I ran into dependency problems. 
linux-image-2.6.24-15-386_2.6.24-15.27_i386.deb depends on 
module-init-tools_3.3-pre11-4ubuntu5_i386.deb which depends on 
libc6_2.7-10ubuntu3_i386.deb. I don't mind replacing module_init_tools, 
but libc6 scares me a little. Is it safe to replace the Gutsy libc6 with 
the Hardy libc6? It will probably lead to more dependency problems.

> If you have empty space in your hard drive, you can try install hardy
> in a separate partition. I have been using it on a daily basis for one
> month. I've seen no major breakage. It's still not recommended for
> production usage though.
> Wenzhuo

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