Subject: Thinkpad 570 hard disk not detected by install kernel
To: None <>
From: Khoa Tran <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/12/2007 18:39:29
Hello Everyone,

I am trying to put NetBSD-4.0 RC4 onto a Thinkpad 570, but the sysinst insi=
sts that "I can not find any hard disks" on which to install the OS. Now, t=
he interesting thing is that this HDD came from a Thinkpad T40 (a much newe=
r machine) that I'd installed RC3 onto, and the 570 boots just fine off of =
it (I have to disable ACPI in the kernel to make it behave better, but it w=
orks). It's just when I boot off of the CD or the floppy install kernel tha=
t the existence of said hard disk is denied.

The Thinkpad 570 is the slim, driveless laptop with the big-honking ultraba=
se docking station which supplies the CD and floppy drives. I can boot NetB=
SD off of the HDD with the docking station attached, so I don't think that'=
s the issue, but in any case, this is quite puzzling, since I can't isolate=
 what exactly the problem is. So, I turn to you, my Peers and Betters!

Please find dmesg attached below.

many thanks

Khoa Tran

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NetBSD 4.0_RC4 (INSTALL_LARGE) #0: Thu Nov  8 03:38:38 PST 2007
total memory =3D 191 MB
rbus: rbus_min_start set to 0x20000000
avail memory =3D 178 MB
timecounter: Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
userconf: configure system autoconfiguration:
uc> disable acpi
[272] acpi0 disabled
uc> qi^H ^Huit
timecounter: Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
BIOS32 rev. 0 found at 0xfd840
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: (uniprocessor)
cpu0: Intel Mobile Pentium II (686-class), 331.85 MHz, id 0x66a
cpu0: features 183f9ff
cpu0: features 183f9ff
cpu0: features 183f9ff
cpu0: I-cache 16 KB 32B/line 4-way, D-cache 16 KB 32B/line 4-way
cpu0: L2 cache 256 KB 32B/line 4-way
cpu0: ITLB 32 4 KB entries 4-way, 2 4 MB entries fully associative
cpu0: DTLB 64 4 KB entries 4-way, 8 4 MB entries 4-way
cpu0: 16 page colors
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1
pci0: i/o space, memory space enabled, rd/line, rd/mult, wr/inv ok
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0
pchb0: vendor 0x8086 product 0x7190 (rev. 0x03)
agp at pchb0 not configured
ppb0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0: vendor 0x8086 product 0x7191 (rev. 0x03)
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
pci1: i/o space, memory space enabled
vga1 at pci1 dev 0 function 0: vendor 0x10c8 product 0x0005 (rev. 0x20)
wsdisplay0 at vga1 kbdmux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsmux1: connecting to wsdisplay0
cbb0 at pci0 dev 2 function 0: vendor 0x104c product 0xac1b (rev. 0x03)
cbb1 at pci0 dev 2 function 1: vendor 0x104c product 0xac1b (rev. 0x03)
vendor 0x1013 product 0x6003 (audio multimedia, revision 0x01) at pci0 dev =
5 function 0 not configured
pcib0 at pci0 dev 6 function 0
pcib0: vendor 0x8086 product 0x7110 (rev. 0x02)
piixide0 at pci0 dev 6 function 1
piixide0: Intel 82371AB IDE controller (PIIX4) (rev. 0x01)
piixide0: bus-master DMA support present
piixide0: primary channel wired to compatibility mode
piixide0: primary channel interrupting at irq 14
atabus0 at piixide0 channel 0
piixide0: secondary channel wired to compatibility mode
piixide0: secondary channel interrupting at irq 15
atabus1 at piixide0 channel 1
uhci0 at pci0 dev 6 function 2: vendor 0x8086 product 0x7112 (rev. 0x01)
uhci0: interrupting at irq 11
usb0 at uhci0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0 at usb0
uhub0: vendor 0x8086 UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
vendor 0x8086 product 0x7113 (miscellaneous bridge, revision 0x02) at pci0 =
dev 6 function 3 not configured
vendor 0x11c1 product 0x0448 (miscellaneous communications, revision 0x01) =
at pci0 dev 7 function 0 not configured
cbb0: interrupting at irq 11
cardslot0 at cbb0 slot 0 flags 0
cardbus0 at cardslot0: bus 7
pcmcia0 at cardslot0
cbb1: interrupting at irq 11
cardslot1 at cbb1 slot 1 flags 0
cardbus1 at cardslot1: bus 9
pcmcia1 at cardslot1
isa0 at pcib0
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x64
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
isapnp0 at isa0 port 0x279: ISA Plug 'n Play device support
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0-0xff
npx0: reported by CPUID; using exception 16
fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0-0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2
isapnp0: no ISA Plug 'n Play devices found
timecounter: Timecounter "TSC" frequency 331848770 Hz quality 800
timecounter: Timecounter "clockinterrupt" frequency 100 Hz quality 0
fd0 at fdc0 drive 0: 1.44MB, 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec
Kernelized RAIDframe activated
md0: internal 5000 KB image area
atapibus0 at atabus1: 2 targets
cd0 at atapibus0 drive 0:  cdrom removable
cd0: 32-bit data port
cd0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2
cd0(piixide0:1:0): using PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 (using DMA)
boot device:=20
root on md0a dumps on md0b
root file system type: ffs
WARNING: clock gained 3 days
warning: no /dev/console
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