Subject: RE: Plextor CD Writer W121032A _sometimes_ recognized on boot
To: 'Manuel Bouyer' <>
From: Bruce Martin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/20/2000 11:18:31
Hi Manuel

The behaviour does not change whether I boot with a blank CD, written CD, or
no CD. Which file would be the problem here: cd.c or pciide.c?

 Bruce Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: Manuel Bouyer []
Sent: 18 November 2000 04:18
To: Bruce Martin
Subject: Re: Plextor CD Writer W121032A _sometimes_ recognized on boot

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
> 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".
> 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 <>