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RE: Problem installing debian on alpha personal workstation

> > You wrote: "If you disable DMA access to the HD (I forget exactly how I
> did
> > that when I installed mine), then it works fine." -- so there may be a
> way
> > to disable it.
> Yes there is, but if you find a CF card without DMA at all then there
> won't be anything to worry about which is rather handy.

As the DMA problems occur only on writing, and writing is only done from
Linux (not SRM) you can just disable dma by the well known kernel command
line parameters ide=nodma that you could add to aboot and also the
installation cd.


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