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Unable to install on a VIA KM800 chipset (IDE hdd not found) - doucettom - 04-14-2012

I tried to install OpenELEC on an MSI K8MM-ILSR (MS-6741) motherboard using a CompactFlash to IDE adapter (also tried a regular HDD) and I had to use a USB drive to make it work. I did not try it yet but I guess my DVD drive also connected to this IDE bus won't be recognized as well.


Re: Unable to install on a VIA KM800 chipset (IDE hdd not found) - nonorider360 - 04-18-2012

You try with which release of openelec ?


Re: Unable to install on a VIA KM800 chipset (IDE hdd not found) - doucettom - 04-18-2012

The lastest Daily Buid (Generic non-OSS but OSS too as well)


Re: Unable to install on a VIA KM800 chipset (IDE hdd not found) - d3xx - 04-19-2012

Where have the daily build downloads gone? When i drill down into the directories they are empty.


Re: Unable to install on a VIA KM800 chipset (IDE hdd not found) - chewitt - 04-19-2012

In order to focus "testing" efforts development builds have been suspended while we are in the 2.0 BETA > RC > RELEASE cycle. They will resume some time after 2.0 is shipped and the 'Frodo' codebase stabilises.

NB: The root cause is probably missing VIA chipset drivers. If you can boot from an Ubuntu Live image and tell us (via a driver request on the github issues tracker) which driver is required, we can look into adding them to a future release. I should point out that really old hardware (KM800 is c.2003) is not a focus for the project so there are no guarantees it will be added. Generally a "less minimal" distro like Ubuntu is a better choice for old hardware.


Re: Unable to install on a VIA KM800 chipset (IDE hdd not found) - nonorider360 - 04-19-2012

I encounter trouble to boot with my 4coredual-sata R2 too.

I understand that you want to keep openelec lighter but can I compil from the source to enable the missing via modules ?


Re: Unable to install on a VIA KM800 chipset (IDE hdd not found) - chewitt - 04-20-2012

Code:
git clone -b master https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv.git
The kernel configuration can be tweaked via the projects/Generic_OSS/linux/linux.i386.conf file. The general project options can be tweaked in projects/Generic_OSS/options - adding binary driver packages (if you need to) is something you'd need to figure out for yourself, but there's 200+ examples of packages in the build system to give you clues.


Re: Unable to install on a VIA KM800 chipset (IDE hdd not found) - doucettom - 04-22-2012

Here is my XMBCbuntu Live lspci -vvv output

http://pastebin.ca/2138935

And my lsmod output as well

http://pastebin.ca/2138936


Re: Unable to install on a VIA KM800 chipset (IDE hdd not found) - chewitt - 04-22-2012

You need to go through the kernel modules listed in the lspci output and cross-reference them to the kernel config required to enable them, usually a google search on "module_name kernel config" will find the right info. Then download (clone) the sources for OE and check whether that config is done in the Generic or Generic_OSS kernel config by using the "git grep" command.

e.g. the pata_via module is controlled by CONFIG_PATA_VIA

Code:
chewitt@ubuntu:~/OpenELEC.chewitt$ git grep CONFIG_PATA_VIA
projects/Generic/linux/linux.i386.conf:# CONFIG_PATA_VIA is not set
projects/Generic_OSS/linux/linux.i386.conf:# CONFIG_PATA_VIA is not set
whereas for SATA the modules are built:

Code:
chewitt@ubuntu:~/OpenELEC.chewitt$ git grep CONFIG_SATA_VIA
projects/Generic/linux/linux.i386.conf:CONFIG_SATA_VIA=y
projects/Generic_OSS/linux/linux.i386.conf:CONFIG_SATA_VIA=y
rise and repeat, and let us know what config needs to be added via a driver request ..or have a go at building a custom OE image.


Re: Unable to install on a VIA KM800 chipset (IDE hdd not found) - nonorider360 - 05-16-2012

Sorry I didn't see your answer earlier...
I unsderstand the way to follow, but I can't make a clone git, because on my professional laptop restrictions. Is there an another way to see the config of the Generic or Generic OSS kernel ?