Re: dma errors on boot
Actually I want DMA enabled and by switching DMA off I would like to see if there still appears some errors, but I think a better ideea is to check with smartctl.
I use the latest kernel 188.8.131.52
and I have ATIIXP chipset.
On 9/26/06, Matus UHLAR - fantomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Andras Lorincz wrote:
> >It's a brand new notebook, the HDD shouldn't die... but who knows...
> >Maybe this is related to the fact that BIOS sets the HDD's DMA. If I
> >enter the BIOS it shows that the HDD is set to dma mode 5 so maybe I
> >should disable dma in the kernel if the bios anyway sets the DMA to on,
> >I'll have a try.
maybe the brand new notbook has IDE interface unsupported by linux kernel.
Try newer kernel.
On 26.09.06 13:31, Wackojacko wrote:
> I would have thought you would still need to have DMA enabled in the
> kernel, otherwise wont it just switch it off when the kernel takes over
> from the BIOS?
> Still might be worth running a few diagnostics on the drive, new drives
> have been known to fail.
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