Subject: Re: Thinkpad 570 hard disk not detected by install kernel
To: Khoa Tran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 11/13/2007 22:34:11
On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 06:39:29PM -0500, Khoa Tran wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I am trying to put NetBSD-4.0 RC4 onto a Thinkpad 570, but the sysinst insists that "I can not find any hard disks" on which to install the OS. Now, the interesting thing is that this HDD came from a Thinkpad T40 (a much newer 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 works). It's just when I boot off of the CD or the floppy install kernel that the existence of said hard disk is denied.
> The Thinkpad 570 is the slim, driveless laptop with the big-honking ultrabase docking station which supplies the CD and floppy drives. I can boot NetBSD 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.
Can you provide the dmesg when it boots from drive ?
Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference