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Re: harddisk too slow


Since this is an IDE-drive we're talking about all you need to do is
enable the UDMA modus for that harddrive. You need to run - with root
privileges - "hdparm -c1 -d1 /dev/hda".
You should however first test your harddrive so you can see the
difference. Run - again with root privileges - "hdparm -tT /dev/hda"
then set the DMA and 32-bit flag, then run that test again. You'll see
the difference ;)

And since you may not want to do that everytime after you rebooted, you
have to add that to one of your startup scripts in /etc/rcS.d -
preferably the first one.


On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 17:10, Rui Nóbrega wrote:
> I've installed Debian Woody on my laptop, an Acer Aspire 1601. After
> some configuring and player with boot parameters, all is working
> smoothly with the exception of disk access. It takes a long time to
> copy large files from diferent directories or partitions.
> I had the same problem on RedHat 7.0 and solved it by editing a hd
> configuration file on /etc. The file isn't there on Debian.
> Thanks for your help.
> Rui Nóbrega
> "always look at the bright side of life" Monty Python :)

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