I am an extreme Linux newbie, although I've been running FreeBSD for a few years. I've installed Fedora Core 3 on a a SCSI drive attached to an Advansys controller. I also have whatever standard Promise 150 SATA controller card that was boxed with a Maxtor 160 gb drive installed in one of the available PCI slots. The card has two SATA interfaces and one IDE interface. My motherboard has the normal primary and secondary IDE interfaces. Because the motherboard interfaces are UDMA 66 and the Promise card is UDMA 100, I want to use the Promise interface with this IDE drive. I also have a CD drive as master on the primary motherboard port. The CD drive is detected and the Promise card is detected. However only the SATA interfaces are seen on the Promise card. The IDE is not and thus, I can't access my drive.
Is there anyway to use this card with the IDE drive? I'd appreciate any advice you might have.