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Posted: Aug. 06 2008,19:25 QUOTE

From my web site at

  1.  Complete the frugal installation of Damn Small Linux
  2. Open a root shell.
  3. Enter the command "mkdir /mnt/hda3/opt"
  4. Enter the command "cp -arv /ramdisk/opt /mnt/hda3
  5. Open EmelFM as SuperUser.
  6. Open the file /cdrom/boot/grub/menu.lst .
  7. Add the following cheat codes to the end of the line preceding the first "initrd":
  8. Replace the earlier "nodma" cheat code with "dma"

Current cheatcodes:
kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 quiet vga=normal noacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal home=hda3 opt=hda3 restore=hda3 root=hda3
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Posted: Aug. 07 2008,22:04 QUOTE

Make number 8 optional. Not everyone's controllers/drives will work with DMA enabled, and that includes a lot of hardware DSL has targeted for support. I believe that's why the default is nodma. You can also use hdparm after boot to enable DMA.

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