Subject: detecting two SATA masters?
To: None <mbouyer@NetBSD.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 08/07/2005 23:17:13
is it possible to make NetBSD detect and scream if it detects two disks
configured as SATA masters? Seems some PC backup software can do that, see
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Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2005 08:21:07 -0700
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [g4u-help] Won't copy and disables disk
Friday, August 5, 2005, 9:24:34 PM, you wrote:
HF> Other guesses welcome!
Finally found the problem, I think. It was operator error after all.
Turns out I didn't replace the "slave" jumper on the backup disk, and
so the BIOS was faced with two master drives. I often test backups to
make sure they really work, and most of the time I put the jumpers
back. :-) Still booted up fine, though, but likely got confused as to
which disk to write to.
I switched to TrueImage and did a backup with ANOTHER backup disk that
was properly configured. Worked well, as one would expect. When I
again tried to use the misconfigured disk, TrueImage signaled a
problem, and that was when I discovered the missing jumper. When it
was put back in the drive, that disk worked as well.
Is there a way to detect such a problem in g4u? If so, it might be
nice to include it if not too difficult.
I'm going to again try g4u, but with a properly configured disk. :-)
Thanks much for the help, and for g4u!