[geeks] [JuliaSacks930 at hotmail.com: [janglo] INFO4U: My Ipod Broke My Computer]

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Tue Jan 17 13:05:25 CST 2006

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 01:04:19PM -0500, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> i've just acquired a beige g3, so i've studied up on these a bit.
> afaik the ide flaw is the same as the u5/u10 [0] - 48-bit addressing,
> limiting drives to 128G, though there's supposed to be a clever hack
> that involves partitioning larger drives. [1]

No, the problem is that the DMA transfers are too fast for the chip
to keep up and you get data corruption.

You could fix it with a third party driver under OS 8 and 9, OSX up until
10.2 included an automatic work around. It was dropped in 10.3.

Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM
IL Voice: (07)-7424-1667  IL Fax: 972-2-648-1443 U.S. Voice: 1-215-821-1838 
The trouble with being a futurist is that when people get around to believing
you, it's too late. We lost. Google 2,000,000:Hams 0. 

More information about the geeks mailing list