begin Fergal Moran quotation:
> So - as a matter of interest - what would be the ideal configuration
> of a machine with 2 hard disks -
> a cd reader and a cd writer and 2 IDE channels - should it be hda * cdr on
> one channel and hdb and cdrw on another - or some other way?
Ah, well, there, you have to pick your poison. If you put the two ATA
hard drives on one chain, and the APAPI CDR alone on the other, you gain
concurrency between the CDR and either hard drive, but lose it between
the two hard drives. That'd be a bummer, as to overall machine
Alternatively, you make sure the ATAPI drive was on a chain different
from that of the hard drive you want _it_ to be concurrently accessible
with. Pick one of the two hard drives for that purpose, and make sure
it contains all files even remotely likely to be accessed during CD
Either of those situations sounds depressing to me. Me, I just use
Cheers, Rehab is for quitters.
rick at linuxmafia.com
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