Subject: Re: Promise SATA300 TX4 controller
To: Mark Randelhoff <>
From: Brian Buhrow <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/15/2006 09:17:55
	I forgot to mention that you can safely ignore the warning config
gives you about the orphaned line in the config file after you make the
suggested change.

On May 15,  9:07am, Brian Buhrow wrote:
} Subject: Re: Promise SATA300 TX4 controller
} 	Hello Mark.  The easiest way, I think, to resolve your problem, at
} least, initially, is to modify your /etc/fstab so that root and swap are
} explicitly mounted from /dev/wd1a and /dev/wd1b respectively.  Then, when
} you have a functional system, rebuild your kernel with a new config line
} which looks something like:
} wd0	at atabus4 drive 0 flags 0x0000
} Put it just above the wd* line in your kernel config file.
} This will force the drive attached to the mother board to become wd0, and
} you can then put your /etc/fstab back to using wd0.
} 	In addition to this change when you build your kernel, you may want to
} apply the patches in kern/33445, which are fixes to the promise SATA driver
} to make it more stable under load.
} Good luck.
} -Brian
} >-- End of excerpt from Mark Randelhoff
>-- End of excerpt from Brian Buhrow