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mysql viability (was: shells and bells)

On 2000-05-04 at 15:23 -0400, Niall Kavanagh wrote:

> On Thu, 4 May 2000, Mike Bilow wrote:
> > 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.
> > 
> As long as the UDMA controller is ide0/ide1. Right?

No, not necessarily.  If you want to boot from it, yes, but that is a BIOS
issue under any operating system.  Otherwise, it can be specified with
parameters to the boot prompt.  The standard Linux IDE driver supports
four channels, ide0-3, but you need to specify address and IRQ explicitly.

-- Mike

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