Linux Dell Laptop users:
I have an IBM Travelstar drive (45GB) in my 8.1K, and am curious to
know how I can defaultly (either using command line options on boot
within grub.conf or within the kernel) force the hard drive and the
controller to go into the speediest and fastest modes they can.
Some several months back I mentioned in the FAQ that a command line
of "hdparm -c3 -m16 -d1 -X66 (or -X68) -K1 /dev/hda" would tell the
drive/controller to go into their fastest mode.
However, I am now of the understanding that some certain command line
parameters on the boot string can force some of those modes to become
I have been told to try:
idebus=66 (or 68)
Has anyone found any other such parameters?
Has anyone tested these out, or knows how they can be verified if tested?
Beverly Hills, CA