Subject: Re: NetBSD INSTALL kernel and Multia IDE controller [wdc0]
To: None <>
From: Professor Moriarty <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/11/2007 15:25:01
I KNOW. God, these mailing lists can be so unhelpful. I KNOW it's a
laptop-style controller, I KNOW it is not recognised by SRM.

I have been trying to tell you that the controller is not recognised
by the install kernel at all. Is wdc0 in the kernel config? It seems
to be. So is there anything I should do [jumpers? driver rewrite?] or
is my controller a dud? That is what I need to know.

On 4/11/07, Graham Allan <> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 11:08:16PM -0700, Matt Thomas wrote:
> >
> > >I seem to be having a bizarre problem with my Multia. Namely, on the
> > >NetBSD INSTALL kernel, it does not recognise the wdc0 IDE controller.
> > >As I would like to place the system root on a 128Mb CompactFlash card
> > >and boot off floppy, I need IDE. However, it seems to not be
> > >recognised whatsoever. It finds com0, com1 and lpt1 all fine, however.
> >
> > I don't think the Multia had IDE.  IIRC, it was SCSI.
> Multia had laptop-style IDE as well as SCSI. Not recognised by the SRM
> console, you could only boot from it using ARC for NT (or linux?).
> We still have some hardware manuals...
> Graham