[ltp] Ultrabay...Does it work, or not?

Markus Alt linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Mon, 01 Oct 2001 10:17:16 +0200

Shigeo Tanai wrote:
> At 02:44 01/09/30, Markus Alt wrote:
> >With regard to other IDE devices (e.g. a 2nd HDD), I haven't had any
> >success so far when trying to "warm-swap" them, even though I tried to
> >unregister/register with "hdparm". If someone has managed to do this,
> >I'm also very interested in hearing from it ...
> If you force re-initialization of whole ide1 interface, you could.
> You maybe able to access hdc, however tweaking with DMA setting
> there after can cause a mess.  You probably end up using the
> device in PIO mode.
> I worked on it over a year ago with my TP570 with UltraBase,
> and was able to get 2nd hard disk drive recognized.  But
> repeated warm swapping was unstable.

Doesn't sound too promising ... I guess in that case I'd rather reboot
in the rare case of inserting a 2nd HDD. But thank you for the
information anyway - this show at least that someone has gotten it to


Markus Alt
IBM Lab Boeblingen, Germany

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