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Re: kern/37866: Thinkpad T61 disk doesn't work in AHCI mode
The following reply was made to PR kern/37866; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Juan RP <juan%xtrarom.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: kern/37866: Thinkpad T61 disk doesn't work in AHCI mode
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 01:58:15 +0100
On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 00:40:00 +0000 (UTC)
> Much of the time, if I boot my machine with the disk set in the
> BIOS to AHCI mode, it doesn't see the whole disk. This causes
> errors in finding the NetBSD partition and the root partition,
> and if you persist you'll overwrite random parts of the disk,
> including things outside of what NetBSD should be touching.
> It is not 100% reproducbile. In tests today, it didn't happen
> if I rebooted from power-off; it did happen if I warm-booted.
> This suggests a bug in the initialization code.
Perhaps you would be able to build a livecd (with mklivecd obviously)
and append a dmesg with ata/wd debugging turned on?
Juan Romero Pardines The NetBSD Project
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