Re: IDE spin-up improvement?

Trevor Johnson (
Thu, 28 May 1998 01:47:30 -0400 (EDT)

> [Kernel checks for hdc]
> - CDROM okay
> [Kernel checks for hdd]
> - hdd spins up (old Quantum 730MB, needs some additional seconds)
> Isn^t it possible to send a little command to the IDE drives
> causing them to spin-up some time *before* actually checking
> the drives?

I use IDE (although I don't have an IDE CDROM) and my computer's hard
drives spin up before Linux even starts (I boot it off an IDE disk, in
Trevor Johnson

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