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Old 08-14-2003, 08:20 PM   #1
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how many IDE drive supported


how many IDE drive supported by Redhat 8 linux??
must use master and slave.

Old 08-14-2003, 09:00 PM   #2
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The usual four, on a standard board.

Unless your using RAID, then it depends...
Old 08-14-2003, 09:07 PM   #3
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Some newer motherboards also allow you to add at least two more Serial-ATA drives in addition to the 4 standard ATA. These also appear as standard IDE devices (/dev/hde etc).
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redhat should support 26 drives, after that you run out of letters (hda...hdz).
Of course you still need to have the IDE controllers to support it.


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