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    SubjectRe: IDE -> ATA DISK
    On Mon, 30 Nov 1998, Horvath Karoly wrote:

    > The 2.1.x series kernel thinks that my IDE drive is an ATA DISK:

    But it /is/ an ATA disk... IM(NOM)HO 2.1 reports the Right Thing.

    ATA = AT Attachement. This is the official term for the
    protocol used to communicate between the IDE interface
    (it usually can't be considered a controller, with the
    notable exception of the 'modern' DMA ones) and the
    drive.

    Other IDE devices, such as tape streamers, CDs, removables,
    network interfaces (anyone?) and coffee machines use another
    protocol: ATAPI (ATA Packet Interface).

    The 2.1 kernel correctly reports that it found an ATA-speaking
    device attached to the IDE bus. Nothing wrong with that ;)

    hope this helps,

    Rik -- now completely used to dvorak kbd layout...
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