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Re: IDE driver problem

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: IDE driver problem
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 18:38:17 +0100 (MET)
Cc: "Liu Hongming (Alan)" <>, Alan Cox <>, Linux/MIPS Development <>
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References: <15F9E1AE3207D6119CEA00D0B7DD5F680219C882@TMTMS> <>
On Wed, 25 Feb 2004, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 08:11:54PM +0800, Liu Hongming (Alan) wrote:
> > I have found out where the problem is. Since my hardware has
> > endian issue, fs/partition/msdos.c could not handle partition table
> > correctly. I have changed a little(still having much to change),and it
> > really works now.
> I'm not sure what you call endian issue here.  The PC style partition
> table code we've used for years on big endian systems without problems.

I guess his hardware has a byteswapped IDE bus, like on Atari, Q40/Q60 and



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