…search. I need a PCMCIA card that will just work with my Dell M65, my Thinkpad A31 both using the 2.6.24-23-generic. The official list says I got it already (INEO, External SATA, 32bits Cardbus is making the *right* sata_sil driver load), but when I start computer with new 1TB Seagate 7600.11 attached, no drive. Might be drive speed issue.
blkid produces no record of the drive unless I connect it via usb cable (that’s how I got ext3 format on it).

92: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1095_3512'
pci.device_protocol = 0 (0x0)
pci.vendor = 'Silicon Image, Inc.'
linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:03:01.0/0000:04:00.0'
info.subsystem = 'pci'
info.vendor = 'Silicon Image, Inc.'
info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1217_7135'
pci.product = 'SiI 3512 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller'
info.product = 'SiI 3512 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller'
pci.linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:03:01.0/0000:04:00.0'
pci.subsys_vendor = 'Silicon Image, Inc.'
info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1095_3512'
pci.product_id = 13586 (0x3512)
linux.hotplug_type = 2 (0x2)
pci.vendor_id = 4245 (0x1095)
linux.subsystem = 'pci'
info.linux.driver = 'sata_sil'
pci.subsys_product_id = 13586 (0x3512)
pci.subsys_vendor_id = 4245 (0x1095)
pci.subsys_product = 'SiI 3512 SATALink Controller'
pci.device_class = 1 (0x1)
pci.device_subclass = 128 (0x80)

yenta and sata_sil are 2 of 3 interrupts on 19

At least I am learning a lot about:

fstab, mtab and things like hwinfolspci -v and lspci -vvnn
Serial ATA (SATA) Linux hardware/driver status report
Silicon Image 3124 family