[CentOS] Install of 5.4 i386 formatting is very slow

Fri May 7 06:41:41 UTC 2010
Rajagopal Swaminathan <raju.rajsand at gmail.com>


On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 3:08 AM, Joseph L. Casale
<jcasale at activenetwerx.com> wrote:
>>Why is my SATA drive showing up under /dev/hdb?

I have seen this problem solved by just adding ide0-noprobe ideprobe=0
to the kernel line in the menu.lst of grub at least in in some model
of HP desktops. adn a reboot of course.

I have seen performance jump from 10MB/s to 50+MB/s in the hdparm -tT

No bios changes/upgrades etc.