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SubjectRe: FS Corruption with VIA MVP3 + UDMA/DMA
insecure wrote:
> > The VP2/97 also had severe problems with DMA. I could never run
> > standard kernels on mind in the 2.0 days, and distro installs would
> > always lock up during installation, although Mandrake 8 seemed
> > reliable so something improved.
>
> I had a VIA VPX sometime ago. AFAIR it worked fine...
>
> I suspect PCI conf tweaks etc could work around
> this trouble. I'm afraid there won't be much interest
> in fixing these oldies. For example, I got rid of that
> board (exchanged for Socket A one) -> no way to test fixes :(

I found a hdparm command which fixed it, though it wasn't much use
during distro installs. It was very pleasant to see Mandrake 8 just
work. Fwiw, Windows 95, 98 and NT4 have no problems on the box. It's
now my "Internet Explorer 4" test rig :)

-- Jamie
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