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Re: Re: Troubles with my HDD



Hi,

On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 01:16:45PM -0600, Steve Madere wrote:

> >> Now the scenario: I bought a new cool dell laptop:
> >> INSPIRON 8100, 512MB RAM, NVIDEA GeForce2Go 32MB, 30GB Hitachi hard disk 
> >> and a DVD. I bought it with WinME preinstalled, because it wasn't 
> >> possible to get it with linux nor without an OS.
> >
> >I've had many reports of IDE data corruption on i8100 laptops.  Does
> >booting the kernel with the "ide=nodma" option improve things?

> I too have an inspiron 8100.
> 
> I did find that adding ide=nodma to my boot options in grub cleared up 
> the problem.

There are a number of potentially important IDE fixes in Andre's
patchset.  Could anyone seeing i8100 corruptions try out the
2.4.18-rc2-ac1 kernel with IDE DMA and see if that is reliable?

Cheers,
 Stephen





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