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SubjectRe: How does the disk buffer cache work?
> > Earlier I wrote to the list where my SS10 hung on
the partition check
> This happens to me aswell. 2.5.35(I think) and 2.4.20
> is not working, a slackware 2.2 bootdisk is fine
> so something is wrong. The hdd is fine in DOS aswell.

More details: lspci -vv output for the IDE controller:

00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371FB PIIX IDE
[Triton I] (rev 02) (prog-if 80 [Master])
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle-
MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr-
DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32
Region 0: [virtual] I/O ports at 01f0
Region 1: [virtual] I/O ports at 03f4
Region 2: [virtual] I/O ports at 0170
Region 3: [virtual] I/O ports at 0374
Region 4: I/O ports at 3000 [size=16]

The hdd is a 1GB ST51080A, but I dont know if its the
particualr hdd that causes problems, or if its
something else. A cdrom on the same channel works. Dont
have any other hdds to test with right now.

John Bäckstrand

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