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SubjectRe: BIOS setup needed for LBA48?

> Yes, if the host controller can not handle the double pump for dma
> operations. Disable DMA int it has to work. If it does not, you have a
> nice pile of junk, and it should be come a door.

Shouldn't the driver disable DMA automatically (not allow to enable it) ?
Driver knows the controller type, knows the disk size ...

Or is it not so simple ?

> On Sat, 25 Jan 2003, Stefan Smietanowski wrote:
> > >>Can the Linux Kernel use the full drive (160GB/250GB/whatever)
> > >>even though the BIOS doesn't? (LBA48)
> > >
> > > Usually, yes.
> >
> > Is there anything that could make "usually, yes" become a "no"?

Andrzej M. Krzysztofowicz
phone (48)(58) 347 14 61
Faculty of Applied Phys. & Math., Gdansk University of Technology
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