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SubjectRe: IDE controllers

Update is to be 10 IDE controllers and 20 devices.
This is the limit, do to the needs of the RAID 5 guys at CERN.

On Sat, 31 Jul 1999, Jonathan C. Masters wrote:

> I hear Linux 2.4 will support 8 IDE controllers. I always thought that
> you could only have 4 IDE drives. Since each controller can have two
> drivers, does this actually mean I can have 16 drives? I say this
> becasue I have 4 drives at present and have no more capacity without
> switching to more expensive SCSI devices. Besides, I need certain IDE
> derivers to be added. How would I add the IDE board. I mean, if I add
> another IDE controller board, does it have to be of a certain type/ wont
> it assume the IRQs of the motherboard ones? etc... basically, can I just
> go into my computer store, add a standard 20quid IDE board and it will
> work? Thanks.
>
> (sorry about slight off topicness)
>
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> Jonathan C. Masters (jonathan@oxlug.org)
> PGP: www.brookes.ac.uk/~95227860/KEY
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> "Upon this rock I will build my church,
> and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it".
>
> -- Matthew 16, 17-18
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Andre Hedrick
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