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SD to IDE Adapter disk access is really slow
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DanYHKim


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 16:00    Post_subject:  SD to IDE Adapter disk access is really slow
Sub_title: This works everywhere else . . .
 

I like to use a SDHC card in an adapter to run a notebook computer with Puppy. I bought several adapters on eBay, and they have worked well, but today I am kind of stuck.

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 that uses an IDE HDD. When I put a blank SD card into the adapter in the IDE HDD bay, the Inspiron takes forever to recognize the drive. I can boot Puppy from a USB drive, and the SD card shows up, but it is listed as a floppy drive.

OK, the floppy drive thing happens all the time. I have made Puppy boot from SD to IDE before, even though it shows up as a floppy drive on other computers, so it might not be the issue.

When I try to mount the drive, it takes forever, and the HDD indicator LED flashes all the time it's trying to open.

I an partition and format the drive and mark it as bootable using GParted, but again it takes a long time to work.

So, does anyone know why this might be? The same adapter and card work fine in other computers that I have tried, but the Inspiron hates it.
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ally


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 16:09    Post_subject:  

hey kim

what file system did you format to?

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DanYHKim


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 18:23    Post_subject: Description of SD Card settings
Sub_title: though nothing seems to help
 

Using SanDisk UltraII SD card, 2GB. Also used an 8 GB card, forget the brand, though.

Formatted to ext2 using GParted from Puppy Linux Precise Puppy after booting to a USB drive first.

Also tried formatting to FAT32 on a Windows machine, then inserting into the IDE adapter. Still very slow access to files on the disk. HDD LED is continuously on. This is not the behavior I get on other machines, and I suspect now that it's a quirk of my notebook computer.

Oddly, the computer has no trouble with a regular IDE hard drive in that bay. I wonder if the IDE emulation is not quite up to standards with the adapter.

When I put the adapter and SD card into a different computer, it accesses the SD card fine, but, as mentioned before, it shows it to be a floppy drive, even though it can boot to it, and the drive is multiple gigabytes.

If it is a quirk of the notebook computer, this may not be worth pursuing.
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 18:27    Post_subject:  

sorry kim

should have asked what puppy version too as there has been a disc read bug (slacko 5.4 and maybe others)

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