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Re: ide disk access problem

On Tue, Dec 24, 2002 at 04:15:28PM -0500, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> I unburied the router and determined that it's a hardware
> incompatibility.  The disk worked fine in the router.  The router's
> disk is a WDC2320H -- identical except for lower capacity.  The
> router's disk works in my workstation because I used my workstation
> for installing and dist-upgrading it (8MB of RAM results in too much
> thrashing).  I don't know why it was incompatible.

I have an old drive (all 80MB of it) that is perfectly usable but it
has a staggering transfer rate of 700k/s. It gets detected in
a modern system as well as an old system. But, the hardware
detects with different parameters (C/H/S). So the only
way to fix it and make it readable was to plug it in the 
old system or read of the C/H/S numbers from the drive.
Plug it in the new system and set the C/H/S explicitly on
linux's command line... Then I think it might have 
a btter chance of working.

- Adam

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