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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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