Fedora Core 5: Still needs ide=nodma for mediacheck

M A Young m.a.young at durham.ac.uk
Thu Mar 23 19:21:33 UTC 2006

On Wed, 22 Mar 2006, Horst von Brand wrote:

> I burned CDs for FC5 under rawhide (up to date as of yesterday), and wasted
> several CD blanks when the nediacheck uniformly told me they were bad... a
> recheck after booting with "linux mediacheck ide=nodma" declared them in
> good health. I found the above workaround by surfing the net, for FC4.

An alternative solution is to pad the disk with blank space when you burn
it (eg. add padsize=512k to the cdrecord options).

	Michael Young

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