Re: "hde: timeout waiting for DMA": message gone, same behaviour

Eric W. Biederman (
24 Sep 2001 12:37:32 -0600

Vojtech Pavlik <> writes:

> The PnP stuff is for ISA PnP cards. If you don't have those, it's
> irrelevant. When "PnP OS Installed" is set to "No", the BIOS does the
> ISAPnP initialization. If it is set to "Yes", it skips that step. Linux
> prefers to have the ISAPnP cards pre-initialized, though it can do it
> all by itself.

"PnP OS Installed" applies to PCI as well as ISA PnP. The rule is
something like all possible boot devices must be initialized but that
is all.

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