Re: USB stability - possibly printer related

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 16:52:54 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.

There are various ways around this. One bizarre one for Linux boxes is to
set the box to boot off a floppy, stick a boot floppy into it and then
tell the BIOS there is no IDE drive on hda. Linux for most controllers will
find it anyway
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