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

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 06:40:01PM +0000, wrote:
> >Environment:
> Not applicable
> >Description:
> 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 instead.
> 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.

the AHCI-mode SATA cdrom drive should be supported in netbsd-4; can you try
an iso from and see
if it works for you ?
As for the USB CD drive, I don't know why it was not found. the boot messages
would help here.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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