disabling ata devices

Dmitry Mityugov dmitry.mityugov at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 13:24:22 GMT 2005

On 6/15/05, JM wrote:
> i'm not exactly sure how to accomplish this... i'm having problems with
> my cd-rom, which isn't surprising since it's a slim-line without UDMA
> and probably isn't supported... but... it's eating up time when i'm
> booting the system.  i've erased the fstab lines for acd0 but it's still
> probing the hardware when i boot the machine.  how do i completely
> disable probing for this device at startup?  if possible i'd like to
> just remove the device node altogether.  every time i remove /dev/acd0
> it's just recreated each time i restart.  not sure how to permanently
> remove it without physically removing it from the system.  is there
> anyway to remove the node without removing the iso9660 entry from the
> kernel?

Is it possible to disable it in BIOS?


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