Laptop Hard drive

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EriktheUnready1
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Laptop Hard drive

Postby EriktheUnready1 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:54 pm

For some reason ubuntu & mint both see my laptop IDE drive as SATA. I would like to use hdparm to put it into 32bit mode, but cannot.
(thats the only reason I can think of as my drive is now sda where it used to be hda)
any input? :oops:

model ST98823A
its says UDMA5,
on hdparm -c , I get 0 (default) (16bit)

or am I just barking up the wrong bush?

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Re: Laptop Hard drive

Postby Husse » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:37 am

Please don't use hdparm unless you are very confident about what you are doing - you could destroy your disk
From Daryna (or possbily earlier) Mint uses a "new" hard disk driver (sorry - I can't remember the name :( )
This makes all disks be sdx - hdx is outdated and will only appear in grub
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EriktheUnready1
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Re: Laptop Hard drive

Postby EriktheUnready1 » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:04 am

Thanks dude,
We all gotta learn.
i'm not too worried about destroying my disk. I'm on a learining curve
:D
any idea's where i gan get more info on the "new" disk driver?

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Re: Laptop Hard drive

Postby Husse » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:56 am

any idea's where i gan get more info on the "new" disk driver?

google :)
something like sdx hdx Ubuntu
If you find a decent site could you please give us the link?
I don't have the time and I know the basics in this case, one of them that you can't have more than 15 partitions....
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