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Re: kern/37866: Thinkpad T61 disk doesn't work in AHCI mode
On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 01:15:03 +0000 (UTC)
"Jared D. McNeill" <jmcneill%invisible.ca@localhost> wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR kern/37866; it has been noted by
> From: "Jared D. McNeill" <jmcneill%invisible.ca@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Cc: kern-bug-people%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
> Subject: Re: kern/37866: Thinkpad T61 disk doesn't work in AHCI mode
> Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 20:13:59 -0500
> smb%cs.columbia.edu@localhost wrote:
> >> Description:
> > 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.
> Please confirm that you are running the latest firmware from Lenovo.
I just updated -- I still see the problem.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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