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Re: newbie question concerning linux install



On Sat, Sep 02, 2000 at 04:46:14PM -0400, Richard Miles wrote:
> > > This seems doubtful.  The first IDE drives is almost always hda, not
> > > hde.  Check your kernel startup messages for info.
> >
> > Well, it's quite possible if he's got a 3rd-party IDE controller card,
> > say for ATA/66 or ATA/100.
>
> Several of the new Asus MB's actually have four IDE devices built in.

That's intriguing -- by "devices" I presume you mean "channels"?  (Two
devices to a channel).  Are the 3rd and 4th channels only available via the
PCI bus?  If not I smell serious IRQ shortage.

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