80GB: Chaintech 6ssa2

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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Jaus
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Hi,

I wanna use a 80 GB Maxtor HDD with my Chaintech 6ssa2 MB. My bios string is
04/26/1999-SiS-5600-8661-2A6ILC39C-00

I tried the patched bios from http://wims.rainbow-software.org but it seems to work only with max of 64 GB.

With the patched bios the auto-detect. hangs and during startup the bios table only shows "sec. master, UDMA 5,". The size cannot be recognized and that's the end :cry:

Any advices, hints :?:
edwin
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Beta version of same bios patched to 128GB is here:

http://wims.rainbow-software.org/edwin/

the 6SSA2 Rev. C one

Use at own risk.
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
Jaus
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Thanks very much Edwin for your effort. I flashed the patched Rev. C bios into my system and everything works fine.

BTW the board is used in a Compaq Presario 5547, so if anyone else runs into my problem she hopefully will 'keyword search' until this message :lol:
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