Quantum Fireball ST 3.2G, Linux bug or bad cache?

Quantum Fireball ST 3.2G, Linux bug or bad cache?

Post by Terry Joyc » Wed, 16 Jul 1997 04:00:00

I recently purchased a new drive, it works just fine so far. But when I
do 'sysinfo --disk' on it, it reports the drive cache as 82k, instead of
the advertised 128k.
        I am using modular linux 2.0.29 on calder openlinux lite. I boot from
flopp, because HDA is a WD HD, which has my parents DOS/Linux system.
The quantum is a slave drive, the WD a master. The Cdrom uses the 2nd
IDE channel.
        Note: sysinfo reports the proper cachesize for the WD drive. I ran
sysinfo in a term window under FVWM.



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hardisk (18.2G Quantum Fireball),  with 82440 BX Intel chipset?
Actually I can boot from CD or floppy, but the hardisk is invisible?

I am new to Linux, and want to dedicate a machine to learning
about it.   Should I take this computer back (while I still can)
and get one that is compatible with Linux?

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