Working with non-DMA HDDs

Kyryll Mirnenko mirya at
Thu Apr 24 00:00:15 PDT 2003

  I've got HDD without DMA which fails to be under writting for a while without pauses. Sequental (without pauses) flushing of 3-4 memory buffers to disk make it go away (ERR: device disappeared). For ex., 4.5 release installer fails with this error.
  I found that even the small break makes HDD work normally (as in DOS/Windows).
  Is there any alternative HDD driver which doesn't use memory buffer this way? Or give another solution.

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