Subject: Re: Plextor CD Writer W121032A _sometimes_ recognized on boot
To: Bruce Martin <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/18/2000 15:18:26
On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 03:33:26PM +0200, Bruce Martin wrote:
> I have NetBSD 1.4.1/i386 running on a Pentium III system with a Gigabyte
> GA-6BXE motherboard (Intel chipset). The BIOS is an AWARD Plug and Play BIOS
> v1.0A. When I power the system, the BIOS always recognizes the CD Writer
> correctly. When NetBSD boots and loads its device drivers, it sometimes
> finds the CD Writer in the secondary master of the onboard IDE controller.
> But sometimes it finds it and says "failed to reset pciide 0:1:1". Sometimes
> it doesn't find it at all (reports no secondary drives on controller).
> Has anybody else seen this erratic initialisation of devices? Anyone know
> how to overcome it?

Did you notice if behavior changes when it's booted with a media in it or
not ?
Could you try a 1.4.2 or 1.4.3 kernel ? A few things may have changed here.

Manuel Bouyer <>