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comment Hard Drives and types — What makes them so different?
@CanadianLuke, that bit about parking made no sense. Parking itself is a seek operation so it isn't something that can be done during a seek operation. Also it is the green drives, not black, that park their heads after 8 seconds of inactivity.
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May
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comment How to bond two different internet connections
If you are going to downvote, at least have the decency to say why.
May
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comment How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?
@RJSmith92, like I said, it is only used to switch modes, so the rest of the time it can be disabled. It also may be copied to ram and run from there. Come to think of it, most bioses back in the day had options to shadow the bios and video bios in ram. After copying it to ram, it would be disabled.
May
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comment How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?
@RJSmith92, yes, if you use the base vga driver then it should remain enabled, but it is only used for setting the resolution, not drawing to the screen.
Apr
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comment How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?
@RJSmith92, windows disables the mapping because it doesn't need it.
Apr
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comment Is it possible to FAX over broadband?
What in the world do you mean by "broadband"? You mean you are tethering to your cell phone?
Apr
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comment 7z a folder in chunks of 100MB and decompress
You have to be more specific that "doesn't work"
Apr
30
comment How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?
@RJSmith92, because Windows doesn't run in 16 bit mode, it has no need of the bios oprom, so it unassigns it.
Apr
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comment How can i manage10 SATA drives separately with same speed as DAS
@user1721949, put the name in the search box at newegg.com or something and you will find a bunch. They come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, but the principal is simply that it's a box that holds drives, has a power supply and fan, and one or more SAS or SATA connectors.
Apr
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comment How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?
@RJSmith92, pretty much, yea. VGA bios hooks int 10h, which provides an api for basic text output, and disk controllers hook int 13h, which provides basic disk read/write interfaces. You might google for Ralph Brown's interrupt list for the nitty gritty details.
Apr
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answered How can i manage10 SATA drives separately with same speed as DAS
Apr
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comment GZIP corruption with big files?
Did you leave out the cd folder, or folder/ prefix to the second gunzip, or do you have a different b.qow file in the current directory?
Apr
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comment How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?
@RJSmith92, yes, generally devices only request addresses in the old 0xC0000 to 0xF0000 range for bios oproms, and use addresses in the 3-4 GB range for MMIO.
Apr
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answered How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?
Apr
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answered How to Format External 3TB Hard Drive as ext4 via Command Line (CLI)?
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answered How to bond two different internet connections
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