Re: ide disk spin down & won't restart

Gadi Oxman (
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 15:23:41 +0300 (IST)

On Fri, 12 Dec 1997, Alain Williams wrote:

> Hi,
> I have just installed redhat 5.0 (kernel 2.0.31) on my Gateway2000 Solo laptop.
> I did a complete reinstall (reformat the disk) as I wanted to repartition.
> I find that if the hard disk spins down the kernel won't bring it up again.
> The disk will spin down either because it hasn't been used for some time or when I close
> the laptop lid (in which case pressing the restart button takes it out of 'sleep' mode).

Use "mem=nopentium" as a command line parameter to the kernel.