[Scottish] Help me wipe out Microsoft

Colin McKinnon colin.mckinnon at ntlworld.com
Wed Jan 21 21:33:56 GMT 2004

On Tuesday 20 January 2004 23:07, Gavin McCord wrote:
> Kyle Gordon wrote:
> >It might your DMA settings, which you can tweak with the hdparm tool.
> >/sbin/hdparm -d1 /dev/xxxX will enable DMA for a device, and just hdparm
> Make sure the kernel has support for your motherboard chipset in it. I
> created a custom kernel recently and tried hdparm till I was blue in the
> face, until I compiled in the right driver.
Hmmm. Sounded good. Unfortunately my Suse 9.0 install recognised it was also a 
CD writer and setup SCSI emulation - and you can't run hdparm on a SCSI 
drive....but its still talking to the IDE drive...so I tried your suggestion 
on /dev/hdc, and turned on 32bit I/O for good measure....and Hey Presto! it 

In fact it worked so well I've decided to use it on all my hard drives ;)

Remind me to buy you a pint after the next meet.

Thanks also to Lawrence for the suggestion to check the fb device.


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