Going back to your original report: On Fri, 2010-03-05 at 09:39 +0000, David Goodenough wrote: [...] > Previous kernels (at least 2.6.26 which I used to run on this machine > with Debian) did not seem to notice the HPA, so either I need a way to > turn off the kernel's detection of the HPA or I need > CONFIG_IDE_TASK_IOCTL enabled to enable hdparm -N to work. Now I don't understand this. Once an HPA has been created, it will be hidden by the drive unless the kernel or BIOS specifically overrides this. It does not depend on the kernel to detect and implement the HPA. Is it possible that you have changed or reset a BIOS option that was overriding the HPA? Ben. -- Ben Hutchings I say we take off; nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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