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mmmmmmmmmmm......... Sure it's not the HD?.... I had that same feeling with a WD HD (Just remembering it, I get sick).
I could use windows.... but linux?.. a nightmare! I tried mounting with sync... and that kept it from getting trashy... but It was a total pain in the @$$. Once in a while, I got a HD problem. I even blamed the motherboard (it was a cheap PCChips motherboard). Then I got a MCI motherboard... and the truth hit me like a brick wall. Once I got a new HD... it all became "the past".
I figured out what was wrong, I just had generic ide support enabled, when I turned off generic ide support and turned on support for my SiS ide controller and recompiled my kernel everything got better.
philetus wrote: I figured out what was wrong, I just had generic ide support enabled, when I turned off generic ide support and turned on support for my SiS ide controller and recompiled my kernel everything got better.
Can someone give me some details about how to switch the controller. I am having similar problems with SiS motherboard components.