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    DMA enabling

    How do I DMA enable my drives? I'm trying to make a system back-up/restore cd and I'm getting a message that says 'absolutely no dma found - process will be slow' or words to that effect.


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    try using hdparm in the console (as root) can't remember the syntax, but if you type hdparm it will give you a list of options

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    hdparm -d1 /dev/hdX

    where X is the hard drive letter

    that will enable DMA for your hard disk

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