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install/39999: SATA and USB CD-ROM drives not supported

>Number:         39999
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       SATA and USB CD-ROM drives not supported
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Nov 21 18:40:00 +0000 2008
>Originator:     Randolf Richardson
>Release:        NetBSD 4.0.1
Inter-Corporate Computer & Network Services, Inc.
Not applicable
NetBSD 4.0.1 can't be installed from CD when the system has a SATA CD-ROM 
drive; only IDE CD-ROM drives are supported, but new server motherboards from 
Intel don't include IDE controllers anymore -- they typically have 8 SATA ports 

I also tried using a CD-ROM drive that is mounted in an external USB chassis, 
but this also didn't work.

The problem is that dmesg doesn't report any CD devices with either SATA or USB 
CD-ROM drives, yet the installation CD can be booted from either one of these 
drives successfully.

All other functions of sysinst (e.g., formatting the AHCI-mode SATA hard 
drives) functions correctly.

Download NetBSD 4.0.1 iso for amd64, burn a CD, boot, then attempt to install.
For now, installation via FTP works fine, but being able to install directly 
from CD is preferred for the long term.

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