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    SubjectRe: IDE controllers
    On Sat, 31 Jul 1999, Khimenko Victor wrote:

    > In <> 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

    The new and final magic number is 10 hwifs and 20 devices.

    > > 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.
    > No, you need board with different I/O ports range. IRQ's is not a problem AFAIK.

    Listen to the above, he is correct.

    Andre Hedrick
    The Linux IDE guy

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