dma and older hard disks
nigel at rmk.co.il
Wed Jul 19 07:16:16 UTC 2006
Roman Kirillov wrote:
> On 7/19/06, gabrielle harrison and Paul van den Bergen <
> gabpaul at melbpc.org.au> wrote:
>> On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 15:01:22 +1000, Roman Kirillov <sigizmund at gmail.com>
>> > On 7/19/06, Nigel Ridley <nigel at i-amfaithweb.net> wrote:
>> >> I'm sending this again as it didn't seem to get thru the first time.
>> >> I have just put together an AMD K6 500 using two older small hard
>> >> - one 3.5 GB and the other 2.5 GB. They are about 6-7 years old.
>> >> after doing the initial install, then the upgrade (including KDE
>> >> I rebooted and noticed in the boot messages a warning that dma is not
>> >> enabled and that accessing the hard drive[s] might be slow (or
>> >> like that). YES, they are slooooow.
>> > Hi Nigel,
>> > Can you provide us with these HDDs models, etc? I think it's pretty
>> > to
>> > enable DMA, 'coz for 2G+ models UDMA33 already worked, almost for each
>> > one.
>> > So you can try.
>> > Roman
>> My first thought was to look up the specs for the HDD in question...
>> other things to check is BIOS IDE settings.
>> you can also manually set the dma mode - though for the life of me I
>> recall how off the top of my head...
>> Oh. Now I know... atacontrol on FreeBSD... forget I said anything... :-)
>> still, if it is possible in one versuation of unix it should
>> be possible in all ;-) right? *BG*
>> that reminds me - is there a inverse man page list somewhere?
>> perhapos this needs a new email... pardon me...
> Mate, may be this will help you:
> BTW google is our friend :-)
There was a problem with our mail server so I didn't get any messages
for nearly a whole day - so I had to google ;-)
I did try to enable dma but then on a reboot it was even slower and I
gave up waiting!
I dug out a 30 GB hard disk and am now installing on that.
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