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Booting from a live CD

Make sure you connect you cd-rom drive to the ICH7 connector(the blue one). If you prefer to use the JMicron connector (Bottom connector on the board) you'll run into problems. It is possible to use it, just follow the directions on the Asus P5B Deluxe page

Kernel Configuration

The initial testing of the hardware was done using Kernel 2.6.21-rc4-mm1

Hard drives

The Asus P5W DH has 3 separates hard drive controller : the ICH7(IDE and SATA), JMicron 20360/20363(IDE and SATA) and a Silicon Image 4723 (Asus EZ-Backup)

ICH7

The system will wait about 30sec on boot for unconnected sata ports. This is currently unavoidable.

There is a bugreport addressing this behavior Bug 8923 Support is really easy to configure :

Linux Kernel Configuration: CONFIG_ICH7
Device Drivers --->
  Serial ATA(prod) and Parallel ATA (experimental) drivers --->
    <*>ATA device support
      <*> Intel ESB,ICH,PIIX3, PIIX4 PATA/SATA Support

JMicron 20360/20363

SATA support was not tested. Note that the "irqpoll" kernel boot option was necessary to fully handle the PATA drives. To use the PATA controller :

Linux Kernel Configuration: CONFIG_JMICRON
Device Drivers --->
  Serial ATA(prod) and Parallel ATA (experimental) drivers --->
    <*>ATA device support
      <*> JMicron PATA support

Silicon Image 4723

Warning: Hotpluging on EZ_RAID (SIL-4723

DONT, DO not even think about doing this. That SIL-4723 does not work well in storage mode and renders a drive completely useless when you hotplug it once or twice. See this bugreport on the kernel bugtracker [[1]]

At this momment (2008-06-14) there are not administrator tools for linux to monitor the RAID state and no way to notify an alarm if one physical disk crashes. So while it works it's not suitable for production systems.

Networking

See this guide.

Hardware Monitoring

The board uses a Winbond W83627EHF Super Chip

Linux Kernel Configuration: CONFIG_HWMON
Hardware Monitoring Support --->
  <*> Winbond W83627EHF

Extra links

Appendices

lspci output

Code: lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 975X Express Memory Controller Hub (rev c0)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 975X Express PCI Express Root Port (rev c0)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 975X Express PCI Express Root Port (rev c0)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH/GHM (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller AHCI (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
02:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 02)
02:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 20)

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