do you have DMA enabled ?
Linux does NOT do this by default
type the following as root in terminal
hdparm -d /dev/hda
this will tell you if u have DMA on or off
if off, then type the following
hdparm -d1 /dev/hda
add this line to end of /etc/rc.local to enable DMA at boot
/sbin/hdparm -d1 /dev/hda
NB same command but with -c option will show whether 16bit or 32 support is enabled for drive
-c1 switches it on
(when adding these commands to rc.local always add /sbin/ )
same can apply to cd-rom drives, but you need to add the following line to /etc/modules.conf
options hd-cd dma=1
hope this helps
Last edited by salparadise; 02-05-2003 at 10:17 AM.