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SubjectRe: Endeavour / IDE / Linux 1.2.13
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> > I just installed a new system containing an Intel Endeavour with a P133,
> > 32 MB RAM (60ns) and a Quantum EIDE drive (2.5 GB). I use Linux 1.2.13.
> >
> > The IDE stuff just doesn't seem to work properly:
>
> Do you use '95 or any form of the new stack/compression vol stuff that
> is currently getting churned out from everywhere..

Nope. And I want to keep it far away from me... :-)

> This might be a problem since they do _very_ weird things to
> partition tables and continuously common interface problems form
> "bad" data sets being registered there.. Microsft trying to be clever.
>
> I have had some problems like this, and I found resetting the
> partition boundaries clear of the compressed drives is a possible
> solution - although not ideal..

I now think the memory is bad. When I boot with "mem=8m", all works
fine, even the most intensive tests succeed and keep the fs's OK.
As soon as I do a (single user) fsck with > 8MB, I get very strange
errors, even with a cleanly unmounted fs.

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