Got an Abit IT7 motherboard, which uses Intel's 845E chipset, and I'm
trying to get DMA turned on for the HD, a Western Digital WD1200JB,
and SuSE 8.0 Pro won't flip the damn bit. It just says "can't enable
DMA on hda1." This is a brand new hard drive and motherboard, and it
should be able to do DMA in its sleep. I've gone so far as to
re-install the OS, but am still hitting the same roadblock. I already
have the 80-pin cable installed, so it isn't that, and as far as I can
tell, there aren't any funky BIOS settings getting in the way.
Getting kind of desparate, so any help is appreciated. I'm going to
pre-emptively apologize for cross-posting over on alt.os.linux.suse,
but I've got to get this thing up and running soon or my butt's in a
Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.