Re: WD internal eide160 gb 40-pin recommended packages
The only things that will stop Linux from recognising your hard drive in
On Tuesday 19 August 2003 04:05 pm, Antonio Rodr wrote:
Disks are more of a bios or kernel issue, most kernels by default are
setup to handle atapi drives. That said I like to have hwtools &
What are the recommended packages for proper recognition and
functioning of a WD internal eide160 gb 40-pin hard disk? Planning
to install woody in it.
hdparm installed on IDE systems.
1) The Bios
2) The IDE controller
3) Using older software versions
You should be able to flash your bios if it does not support large
drives, check the website for your motherboard. While you are there,
check that your IDE controllers will support large drives.
If your computer is over a year old, you may find that you can upgrade
your bios, but cannot do anything about your IDE controller. In that
case, upgrade your bios and use a seperate controller card that does
support large drives.
So long as you use a recent kernel (I suggest 2.4.20) then you should
not have any problems seeing the full disk once the hardware is sorted out.