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Re: [SLUG] IDE Flaky on Linux ?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] IDE Flaky on Linux ?
- From: Rod Butcher <rbutcher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 20:40:17 +1000
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Thanks... how do I check what IDE controller I have ? I have a $99
Gigabyte board with all Via chips. How do you use a separate controller
? PCI board ? (be patient with me, I'm used to Windows and "don't you
worry about that").
Dean Hamstead wrote:
ide is way better on linux than in windows
but that all depends on the support for your ide controller
chip (so basically the driver)
options include upgrading your kernel or getting another ide
controller. i just bought a nice silicon image pci ide controller
for $40 whole dollars that gives me another 2 channels ata133
Rod Butcher wrote:
Newbie here again... I think I've narrowed dow my "system flakiness"
during heavy audio editing to a 10-gig Seagate IDE drive I was using
for temp work files... switching these to the main SATA 120 gig drive
results in a stable system. Reason for using the IDE drive was to try
and spread the disk IO around. My IDE CDROM R/W drive is also flaky on
Linux... both IDE devices work great on Win2K dualbooted on the same
box. So - is IDE known to be flaky on Linux, or is it a matter of me
configuring my system better ? The CD Burner is old anyway and only
writes these days at 2x, so I need to get another one soon - question
is, what type should I get to suit Linux ?