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port-i386/38548: AHCISATA does not support WD2500 SATA disk

>Number:         38548
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       AHCISATA does not support WD2500 SATA disk
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          support
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Apr 30 07:50:01 +0000 2008
>Originator:     Cem K.
>Release:        4.0 - 4.99.61
NetBSD 4.0 NetBSD 4.0 (GENERIC) #0: Sun Dec 16 00:20:10 PST 2007 

If you want to install NetBSD 4.0 and/or NetBSD 4.99.61 from HEAD onto WD2500 
hard disk, installation stops with these messages:

Command: disklabel -w -r -f /tmp/disktab wd0 `diskname` 
Status: Command failed 
disklabel: partition c: offset past end of unit

And if you carefully check wd0d partition, you see that whole disk is only 67 
MB, not 250 GB.


Try to install NetBSD 4.0 to this hard disk. 


No real fix.

If you select IDE controller through BIOS, NetBSD is installed but disk 
performance greatly reduced.

Problem machine: tar -xzvf pkgsrc.tar.gz > 220 secs
Similar machine with AHCI support: tar -xzvf pkgsrc.tar.gz > 80 secs

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