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RedHat install using ide=nodma

I was unable to install RedHat or Mandrake on my Toshiba Laptop as the setup would stall at partition check.
Laptop drive is a formatted single partition.
I managed to get Suse to install using the Safe Settings option.
I saw from this that it was entering ide=nodma so
went back to RedHat 8 and got it to install by entering linux ide=nodma and all went well.
However, every time I boot I have to re-enter ide=nodma.
Can anyone show a beginner where to add this to the boot sequence ?
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If you're using lilo, add this to /etc/lilo.conf under each label:


If you're using grub, in /boot/grub/grub.conf, add it to the kernel line, e.g.

kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 ide=nodma

Almost forgot, if you're using lilo you have to run /sbin/lilo after making any changes to the config file.
kennysAuthor Commented:
Many thanks

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