RE: USB stability - possibly printer related

From: Kevin Krieser (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 07:41:14 EST

I will have to reboot to find this out. However, it was the latest
available a couple months ago when I bought the drive, and found out the
normal BIOS for the regular IDE controllers hung the computer when it hit
the 40GB drive during boot.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stanislav Meduna []
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2001 2:03 AM
To: Kevin Krieser;
Subject: Re: USB stability - possibly printer related


> I know I've attempted to use the same IBM hard drive on the HPT366
> controller with little success. I got hangups until I moved it back to
> secondary IDE controller.

There was a BIOS update targeting problems with the newer IBM drives
on the 366 - what HPT BIOS did give you problems?

> One thing I have noticed is that, with the 2.4 kernels, my system doesn't
> like sharing IRQs as well as the 2.2 kernels. So you may want to see what
> devices share interrupts with your USB controller, and move the cards if
> necessary.

Thanks for a tip - I'll try it. Hopefully the two are not USB and HPT :-S



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