The hdparm package contains a utility that is useful for controlling ATA/IDE controllers and hard drives both to increase performance and sometimes to increase stability.
As well as being useful, incorrect usage of hdparm can destroy your information and in rare cases, drives. Use with caution and make sure you know what you are doing. If in doubt, it is recommended that you leave the default kernel parameters alone.
Download (HTTP): http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/hdparm/hdparm-6.1.tar.gz
Download MD5 sum: b883944bc26a480dcccae837c4ddf732
Download size: 40 KB
Estimated disk space required: 360 KB
Estimated build time: 0.1 SBU
Build hdparm by running the following command:
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the root user:
Note that by default, hdparm is installed in /sbin as some systems may require it during the boot process before /usr is mounted. If you wish to install hdparm under the /usr hierarchy, then replace the above command with the following:
make binprefix=/usr install
Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600