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mysql viability (was: shells and bells)

On 2000-05-04 at 13:32 -0400, Niall Kavanagh wrote:

> On Thu, 4 May 2000, Mike Bilow wrote:
> > Latest 2.2 kernels support UDMA/66 out of the box on known chipsets.  
> > There are some chipsets, notably Promise 66 IDE, which currently need
> > kernel patches.  Debian provides the "kernel-image-2.2.x-ide" package
> > which contains these patches, but most people would probably want to
> > rebuild their own kernel if they care about this.
> What distros ship with these newer kernels though?
> As a UDMA/66 user I can tell you it's no substitute for SCSI. Lot cheaper
> though.

There is no need to have UDMA/66 support in the installation kernel, since
any UDMA/66 system will boot and run perfectly well as a conventional IDE
system, even using bare PIO instead of DMA.

If you like living on the edge after installation, though, you just
install the appropriate kernel package.  In Debian, just run "dselect" and
choose the "kernel-image-2.2.x-ide" package, and you will get a clean
upgrade with all appropriate modules.  If you need to build a kernel from
source, Debian has "kernel-package" to automate that.

-- Mike

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