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Re: Troubles with my HDD



Hi,

On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 10:54:56AM +0100, Patrick Ohnewein wrote:
> 
> I am new to this list and hope that my mail is not OFF TOPIC. After 
> looking around for 2 months now, to find a solution, I will try it here now.
> 
> 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?

Cheers,
 Stephen





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