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I was advised by someone else that this problem would best be addressed by going to 9.2.. the only thing is, I don't want to do that.. and I'm not certain it would help my problem. Basically my drive is causing mandrake to stall on installs. It seems to run movies fine off the dvd drive, but anything installation-wise will stall at some point. I was able to install one of the packages off the disk, but only after doing it twice (of course UT2k4 is so long of an installation it will always crash at somepoint.. it'll never get further than halfway).
Anyway, so I want to know if I really should go down to 9.2, or if I should wait for the final version of 10 to come out (this month right?) or if there is some other solution I can try.
Just for information.. this is what I've tried so far
hdparm -d1 /dev/hdd also for completeness hdparm -d0 /dev/hdd
hdparm -c1 /dev/hdd
Neither of those seems to work, though I think the drive was faster when I had dma enabled (hard to tell exactly.. but it did get further in the installation with it on)
Maybe the haddrive is on it's last legs? That was the case with my brother, he had similar problems to you. Then again, it may be a problem with the hdparm settings.
It may be an apic problem.
Try going to mcc->boot->boot loader. Check "force no apic" and maybe acpi shouldn't be enabled.
There's also a package that helps tune the haddrive. I found it in rpmdrake, "drakopt". Maybe it will iron out any problems with hdparm, if that's the prob.