Archive for July, 2008

Debian – Issues with DMA/PIO detection when using CompactFlash for Boot

I was experiencing difficulties when using a Compact Flash card for booting a Debian install. The errors I was getting were: hda:hda: dma_timer_expiry: dma status == 0x21 hda: DMA timeout error hda: dma timeout error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest } ide: failed opcode was: unknown … and they would repeat 4 or 5 times […]

Puppy Linux – Errors

I was having trouble with Puppy Linux booting on a few PCs I have.  It took a while to find the answer, so I’m posting it here in case others need it. I was running it on an Intel D201GLY motherboard, but this error doesn’t appear to be specific to that board.  That said, the […]