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Re: [SLE] Serial ATA and DMA mode
  • From: SuSE Ground_Zero <suse_x@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 18:37:52 +0200
  • Message-id: <200403171837.52335.suse_x@xxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 17 March 2004 18:43, marc delap wrote:

Got the same trouble on Seagate disks. Soved by forcing to udma66.


> Hi Stefan,
>
> >The machine has a Gigabyte 8KNXP motherboard with a Silicon Image Serial
> >ATA chip. I've set the mode to BASE (non-raid) in the Bios and attached
> > two Maxtor Serial ATA drives to it.
>
> I got the same problem and I believe it's Maxtor related, here's a thread
> recently about this issue...
>
> http://lists.suse.com/archive/suse-linux-e/2004-Feb/0006.html
>
> I've managed to get into udma2 mode by putting in /etc/sysconfig/hardware:
>
> DEVICES_FORCE_IDE_DMA="/dev/hde:udma2 /dev/hdg:udma2"
>
> I get warnings at start up about cache flushing failed but everything seems
> to be ok, but then I'm a complete linux newb and was just pleased to get it
> going.
>
> >I'll try to compile a 2.6 kernel tonight to see if that helps, but I'd
> > like to know why I can't get it to work with the 2.4 kernel.
>
> I've never compiled a kernal before but would be interested to know if it
> helped.
>
> Regards,
> Marc.
>
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