Subject: port-i386/7702: 1.4 Boot floppy finds non-existant IDE controllers and drives
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Date: 06/04/1999 18:22:31
>Synopsis: 1.4 Boot floppy finds non-existant IDE controllers and drives
>Responsible: port-i386-maintainer (NetBSD/i386 Portmaster)
>Arrival-Date: Fri Jun 4 18:05:01 1999
>Originator: John Refling
i386 486sx 33 MHz laptop, 8 MB ram
When booting with the 1.4 boot floppy, the kernel finds a
wdc0, its one drive as wd0, then wdc1, wd1, and wd2. There is
no wdc1, wd1, or wd2. The non-existant drives come out with some
default parameters which make them 68 MB.
This may or may not be the cause of hanging after install.
Occurs at every boot up. Worse, need to wait about 10-15 minutes
for the install script to get done failing on the non-existant
Others mentioned this in the port-i386 mailing list on 05/01/99.