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SubjectRe: 2.4.20-pre4-ac1 trashed my system
On 29 Aug 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> PIO LBA48 seems to work on all promise
> Early promise needs a helping hand with DMA LBA48, one promise doesnt
> seem to do DMA LBA48 on secondary at all, and newer stuff gets it right.
> And what controller/drives which you've provided.

Another detail: The drive was on the primary cable, configured as
master. It came up as /dev/hde (because hd[a-d] was for the
motherboard's "native" controller).

> If you can replicate it and find out where the problem begins that would
> be wonderful in itself.

I'll do what I can. I never have enough time. However I've benefitted
from this excellent OS for too long; I should be doing more in return.


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