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Info wanted on RHL 6.2 etc

On Thu, 4 May 2000, Oommen Thomas wrote:

> Does Linux (really) support UDMA/66 ?

Yes, but RH 6.2 does not out of the box. You can work around it and
install it by passing the io params of your UDMA controller to the kernel
during the installation process and for initial booting. Once in, you can
grab a newer kernel with UDMA support.

At the install prompt, type:

linux: install ide2=0xb400,0xb000,10 ide3=0xa800,0xa400,10

Assuming the controller is using IRQ 10, with the primary IDE channel of
teh UDMA controller being ide2 and secondary being ide3 (if you have
drives attached to the secondary).

If you don't know the addresses, one of the installation options (maybe
expert or rescue) will let you get to the point where it tells you it
can't find any storage devices. Flick over to another VC and cat out
/proc/pci. The information should be in there.

Niall Kavanagh, niall at
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