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SubjectRe: downgrade ata udma mode at boot time?
On Mon, May 13, 2002 at 03:28:56PM -0700, dean gaudet wrote:
> so far in my searching i've only found the hdparm -X switch for
> downgrading the ata udma mode (to give me temporary respite from 80-pin
> cables which are too long). is there any way to do this on the kernel boot
> line?

Even Maxtor should have a utility to control what modes the drives are
allowed to use. If your box isn't smart enough on its own to limit things
to a safe range, then grab a copy of said utility and lock the drives down
so that they CAN'T be used in UDMA5. Most of them just require booting
from a floppy....

Not so tough.

Marc Wilson

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