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ComputeWorldwide 05-09-2006 07:58 PM

How to disable DMA in Partition check and Creating root device
 
I am running RH9 with a partition of a Maxtor drive as my hda. I am trying to eliminate some error messages, and some delays, from my boot sequence. One thing I did was to go into the GRUB boot loader and place

enable_ata_dma = false

on the kernel= line, which eliminated an attempt to start the Maxtor drive in UDMA mode which my hardware can't support. Later, at the end of the start sequence, I enable the tuned DMA modes which I found with hdparm.

But the UDMA attempt happens at two other places in the boot sequence: in the Partition check, and in the Creating root device activity. Can someone tell me if there is any convenient place where these activities can be tweaked?

Thanks,
....Monty.
computeworldwide, at hot mail dot calm.


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