Will WD 850 MB EIDE work with Linux?

Will WD 850 MB EIDE work with Linux?

Post by Mark Lo » Tue, 17 Jan 1995 01:47:15




>I'm considering a WD 850 MB EIDE drive.
>How can I be sure that I will be able to use the full 850 MB?

Take my word for it?

Quote:>Do I need a specific BIOS,

No.

Quote:>a kernel version

Version 1.1.37 or newer (current is 1.1.81).
But you will want to read linux/drivers/block/README.ide
from the 1.1.81 distribution before you partition anything.

Quote:>or a VLB EIDE controller?

No.

<I'm willing to hand the lower 400 MB to DOS, but I want to be pretty sure
<that I can put Linux into the higher 450 MB....

Sounds fine.
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