Subject: wd0c:0:0:0: lost interrupt
To: None <>
From: Axel Scheepers <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/28/2002 23:25:20
Hi All,
A friend asked me to install NetBSD on his old 486/33Mhz/6MB/258MB to turn
it in to an firewalled nat box. So far so good..
When booting the INSTALL_TINY(slightly modified for even less mem usage)
kernel everything goes fine until the point the kernel reads the disklabels
from the attached disks; The kernel responds with the message:
wd0c:0:0:0: Lost interrupt
I've searched for this message and everything told me this was probably a
dma error. I wonder if there is any change of getting NetBSD on that
machine. Things I've tried without succes include trying another disk,
rejumperd it to master only, quadra checked the cables, and used different
ones, experiented a bit with the kernel. It seems that the controller is not
really compatible, or the drive is reporting strange things. Has anyone
experienced this problem also on an i386 platform? Maybe someone has already
made a patch for wd.c? Please let me know.

Thanks in advance,
Axel Scheepers
UNIX System Administrator

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