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Old 10-02-2003, 08:20 PM   #1
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Shutting off hard drive

For one reason or another I need to shut off my hard drive. I am booting up as a single user and I use Hdparm -Y /dev/hda to make my disk stop spinning. For some reason after 30 seconds my hard drive turns on again. Anyone know what the hell is going on?
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um the processor needs something on the HD
so it has to spin to answer

Old 10-02-2003, 08:36 PM   #3
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hdparm -k will keep your setting until you re-set the -Y option and activate the drive


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