Subject: Re: accessing IDE hard drive via pcmcia card
To: Steve Bellovin <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/17/2004 23:01:16
On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 11:24:55AM -0400, Steve Bellovin wrote:
> [...]
> I can remove and reinsert the card:
> atabus2 detached
> wdc2 detached
> wdc2 at pcmcia0 function 0
> atabus2 at wdc2 channel 0

Can you try a recent current kernel ?
I debugged a similar problem with a PCMCIA cdrom last week-end ...

If this doesn't help, you can try breaking into ddb before inserting
the adapter and typing
write wdcdebug_mask 0x10

Then the kernel should print message, which hopefully will help finding
why the kernel thinks there's no drive here.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference