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Old 08-27-2003, 04:55 PM   #1
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Question setting using dma flag on hard drive?


I am running as root
/sbin/hdparm -d1 /dev/hdb
which is great, it reads at least twice as fast, but when I reboot it defaults back to off. Can I set this to on permanently in a file somewhere? Or get that command to run at boot time?
 
Old 08-27-2003, 05:17 PM   #2
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You can set the parameters in your rc.local file. I don't know which distro you have, but on mine it is under /etc/rc.d/
just make a comment as to what the line does
# Turn HD DMA On
/sbin/hdparm -d1 /dev/hdb
 
Old 08-27-2003, 07:54 PM   #3
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The possibilities are now endless

Cheers Mate!
 
Old 08-27-2003, 09:43 PM   #4
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Thumbs up So True!

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