Subject: RE: Any luck w/ two drives?
To: 'Jamie Heilman' <>
From: Rouland, Chris \(ISSAtlanta\) <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 06/23/2001 22:17:56
Mine is running fine with the base drive, and a 30gb.  Now that I reloaded
Cobalt Linux on it.  It would be nice for someone to hack that restore
cobalt CD to load NetBSD.  I am not going to touch NetBSD again on MIPS
until it is a bit more fully cooked.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jamie Heilman []
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:44 PM
To: Rouland, Chris (ISSAtlanta)
Cc: ''
Subject: Re: Any luck w/ two drives?

Rouland, Chris (ISSAtlanta) wrote:

> I am trying to install NetBSD on a Qube2 w/ 2 ide drives.  The kernel
> to want to go to hda1 even though the base is on 0.
> Any experience w/ this?

Didn't have any until about 30 minutes ago, my exerience was that the qube2
didn't have enough power to spin up both drives.  I didn't press the issue
as I'd rather not stress the hardware too far.  Switching to a secondary
supply fixed the spin up problem.  As for favoring hda1, thats the cobalt
firmware - and I'm not sure what you mean by the base is on 0... Linux's
IDE drive ordering starts at 1 and hence the cobalt firmware follows suit.
I netbooted using a NetBSD kernel off the first drive and was able to muck
about with the second 'slave' disk without problems from there.

Jamie Heilman         
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