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Old 09-29-2003, 04:04 AM   #1
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using hdparm?


having read an article in linuxformat about speeding up your hard drive i decided to give it a go.
hdparm will give me all the info that i need, but will not reset the parameters i wish to change.

if i type:
hdparm -c1 /dev/hda7 (my home)

i get the response:

/dev/hda7:
setting 32-bit IO_support flag to 1
HDIO_SET_32BIT failed: invalid argument
IO_support = 0 (default 16-bit)

i have tried this with other parameters such as -m16, -d1 etc.
but get the same response.
where am i going wrong??

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Old 09-29-2003, 04:12 AM   #2
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you are attempting to set these attributes on a disk partition and not an actual hard drive entry. use "/dev/hda"
 
Old 09-29-2003, 04:19 AM   #3
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woohoo!!

many thanks for the swift and correct response!
i can now speed up my drive,
and probably damage it in the process!
 
Old 09-30-2003, 04:36 AM   #4
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great, i made my changes and now console one opens like lightning,
but... when i reboot all these settings have returned to previous values?!
why?
how do get them to stay?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 04:59 PM   #5
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hdparm is a temporary command that keeps the settings only until you reboot your pc, to keep them add the settings to fstab
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:28 AM   #6
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aha! thankyou!
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:35 AM   #7
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umm.. i thought you could only appy these settings to the drive not the volumes?
do you have an example fstab?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:49 AM   #8
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have found som other thread that suggest editing /etc/rc.local.
will follow that
 
  


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