[Gllug] IDE issues

steve at topdecktravel.co.uk steve at topdecktravel.co.uk
Thu Apr 18 18:46:52 UTC 2002

Quoting Christian Smith <csmith at micromuse.com>:

> >For some reason, I can't enable DMA mode at all :-/
> >And the buffered disk read rate is terrible. It's better than it was
> >admittedly. But it should be a lot better! Maybe the kernel doesn't
> >recognise the ATA133 chipset and can't see the DMA part. It works fine
> >under *cough* XP :-/
> On the plus side, you've a nice fast buffer-cache interface:) (DDR?)

I'd rather have control of my mouse/keyboard when moving large files :-)

> My guess is that it is the lack of support for the chipset. What is it?

Its a new Gigabyte board with the recent VIA KT333 chipset (and presumably 
newish ATA133 IDE chip) 

> >Do I put this in rc.local or something to reactivate at boot or what?
> On RH 7, check out /etc/sysconfig/harddisks, or /etc/sysconfig/harddiskhda 
> for single hda disk. These are consulted in /etc/rc.sysinit.
> Not sure about other distros.
Thanks. Mandrake 8.2 is probably the same as RH. I'll have a look later.

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