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    SubjectRe: Does this help explain better?? ATA/IDE Thread
    On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, Horst von Brand wrote:

    > James Sutherland <jas88@cam.ac.uk> said:
    >
    > [...]
    >
    > > NO. They can/will use RAW_IO *IF* this is available to them. If not, they
    > > will have to provide a proper kernel driver for their hardware. I know
    > > which I prefer...
    >
    > Sure. And keep that dusty 2.4.3 kernel around just in case you someday need
    > to upgrade the firmware for your disk, and the (binary!) kernel module only
    > works with that one. Don't forget the 2.4.15ac12 which is for your USB
    > scanner, and also the 2.6.7-12 (Red Hat) which is the only one with the
    > updater for the new SCSI controller.

    Nope. Just have a normal system which does NOT allow the restricted
    commands, and on the rare occasion I need to reflash the firmware or BIOS,
    reboot with a disk which allows me to. That's how I do it now, and that's
    how it should be done, IMO.


    James.


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