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Thu, 02 Jun 2005
Kernel upgrade time - 14:15
So I tested the
yesterday with an older 20 GB drive lying around at work and all seemed
fine. I went and ordered a 200GB WD 8MB Buffer IDE drive to use as storage for
backups and other not particularly frequently accessed data at home, I thought
200 GB because, heck this stiff is cheap now days, the drive was about AUD
$160, with AUD $12 shipping, comparing this to spending over AUD $500 on a 12
GB drive just 6 years ago it really begins to freak you out a bit.
Anyway I went to plug the drive into my laptop and found it did not work with
my 2.6.7 based kernel.
Tony was around, and as
upgraded his laptop kernel (his permalinks are currently broken though) we
plugged the device in there to see if it would work with the new larger
drive. It did, thus it appears the usb-storage upgrade that happened around
2.6.9 is indeed better, or at least better for this specific hardware
combination. I guess I should finally put the time in and upgrade my laptop
kernel, what fun I have to look forward to</tic>, ACPI DSDT patches, a
few other patches, SWSUSP, etc.