hard drive compatibility

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Jun 26 12:36:49 CDT 2009

On Jun 26, 2009, at 1:29 PM, Keith wrote:
> Let me see if the BIOS lets me pick PIO.

   I have a hunch that Chuck's suggestion of DMA modes is correct.   
The BIOS won't have anything to do with it, though...Linux (along  
with most other operating systems) doesn't use the BIOS routines to  
access disks, it controls the hardware directly.

   I think you can pass kernel parameters (via your boot  
manager...lilo, grub, etc) to restrict DMA modes.  Google is your  
friend on that one.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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