Re: G4 Weirdness

Subject: Re: G4 Weirdness
From: Tom Tarka (
Date: Wed Nov 03 1999 - 13:39:28 MST

Tom Rini wrote:

> On Wed, 3 Nov 1999, Tom Tarka wrote:
> > Something, I'm not sure what, happened to my G4 running YDL that, even with
> > the BootX arguments
> > "hda=noautotune", my machine gets a DMA timeout on hda. AFAICT, I haven't
> > changed anything!
> noautotune means you wouldn't (read aren't) doing UDMA anyhow on those
> drives. Unless you have an unflashed rev1 B&W, you won't be doing UDMA
> regardless..

if i do not use noautotune, my drive gets a DMA timeout on boot, the kernel
and it reboots before I even get into a second runlevel. This is a known issue
for G4s...
(in addition to some G3s)

if you can tell me how to get my machine to use tuning or not spam on it, that
would be
way cool. Please tell me how!


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