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Preperation and Instalation

Speed up Red Hat 9 by perrymans
Posted: 27 May 04

RH9 is known for being slow. Below is an excert telling where to go to spped things up.

"...Red Hat's conservatism with regards to default system settings. There is a configuration file, /etc/sysconfig/ harddrives, that can fix this. It contains the settings to enable DMA mode, multisector I/O, look-ahead functionality and other goodies for modern, fast hard drives. Enable those settings, and you will find that Red Hat 9 is quite speedy indeed."

Linux Journal November 2003; Letters, Page 6
from J. Mark Brooks

Hope this helps! Sean.

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