[coreboot] IDE cable select question

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Fri Feb 22 20:01:11 CET 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 01:56:34PM -0500, joe at smittys.pointclark.net wrote:
>> I'd really prefer something that's autosensing, if that's possible, so 
>> that
>> changing hard drives does not cause problems or require a bios flash...
> It wouldn't cause any issues changing the drive. Were just talking about 
> the cable. If you use an ATA33 drive on a 80 pin cable it works fine it 
> just runs at ATA33 speed. My problem is I have an ATA100 drive and 80 pin 
> cable but Linux thinks I have a 40 pin cable therefore it is only running 
> at ATA33 speed.

So not running at the right speed is a bug, right? I'd prefer if a user
didn't have to flash her bios just to get their drive to run at the correct

Though, arguably this is perhaps somewhat academic nowadays - IDE is well
past its prime.


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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