Re: DMA is turned off on my HDD
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On 07/17/08 06:48, Anton Liaukevich wrote:
> In the beginning of July I reinstall my Debian system (lenny). At once I
> discover that loading cache in Aptitude (ncurses-UI mode) is very slow
> and in general my system is very slow.
> In several days I discovered that DMA is turned off on my HDD (fsck
> sayed it while Debian booting). Please, help me turn on DMA mode.
> My hardware:
> motherboard: Epox 8RDA3I rev 3.3 (nForce 2 Ultra)
> hdd: WD1200JB (ide, 120gb)
> cpu: Sempron 2200 (k7)
> My software:
> Debian lenny
> kernel: linux 2.6.24-1-686
> bootloader: grub 0.97-41
> My Linux partitions:
> hda3: / ReiserFS
> hda4: /usr/local/ Ext3
> hda7: swap
> hda8: /home/ EXt3
> I had scanned my hdd with native WD scanner and hadn't detected any
> error. Memory scan (memtest86+) also hadn't detected any error.
> Moreover, Windows XP on another partition of this hdd working normally
> and HDD Health program on it (for S.M.A.R.T viewing) don't predict
> T.E.C. in the near future. Also after previous installation of Debian
> lenny my hdd was working fast.
Soon after a reboot, search dmesg for all references to that WD
drive (probably "ata0"), and for hda. Maybe that will give you some
Also, maybe it's not using the correct chipset driver.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"Kittens give Morbo gas. In lighter news, the city of New New
York is doomed."
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