That seems to have done the trick alright. Thanks a million.
From: paul at yale.longword.net [mailto:paul at yale.longword.net]On Behalf
longword at esatclear.ie
Sent: 21 February 2001 21:37
To: Alan Smith
Subject: Re: [ILUG] HD optimisations - MDK 7.2
Alan Smith wrote:
> I installed a Mandrake 7.2 box as one of our e-mail gateways. It is
> old desktop machine but is more than enough for the job. When I
> installed it though, I chose to use the hard drive optimisation
> is right near the start, just after you choose custom or expert or
> whatever). What can I change to remove this setting??
Edit your /etc/lilo.conf and comment out the lines that read:
append=" ide1=autotune ide0=autotune"
Run /sbin/lilo and all should be well from your next boot.
However there's a good chance the source of your problem is elsewhere.
Try the command 'hdparm -d0 -c0 -m4 /dev/hda'. That should safely get
you respectable performance. You can throw that command into your
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!