PR469 IDE problem, was: Re: Any New 4.6.4 Issues

Thomas Doerfler (nt) Thomas.Doerfler at
Sat Sep 17 12:46:08 UTC 2005

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Karel Gardas schrieb:
> one thing makes me curious here. How all the linuxes and BSDs boot so
> quickly then on the standard PC with two IDEs and only one drive
> attached? I'm using such setup here and never seen linux nor any of BSD
> waiting for 30 seconds on the non-existent drive. Maybe they know howto
> do it so maybe we can obtain this knowledge either from the source code
> or from direct question to the appropriate mailing list?

The situation at Angelo's setup is a bit different: He has NO drive
attached to the primary interface, you are talking about installations,
where at least one drive is attached to each interface. Due to the
"master-slave" operation defined for IDE, this is a big difference.

But nevertheless I agree, the ATA and/or IDE driver might be more
intelligent, although I really have no clue how this can be done...

> Anyway, I agree with you that any solution seems to be better than
> current state and thank you for your at least partial solution to this
> problem!
> Thanks,
> Karel
> -- 
> Karel Gardas                  kgardas at
> ObjectSecurity Ltd. 

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