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Date:      Wed, 29 Dec 1999 22:01:58 -0800
From:      "Kent Stewart" <kstewart@3-cities.com>
To:        <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>, "Arcady Genkin" <a.genkin@utoronto.ca>
Subject:   Re: Before I return FreeBSD to the store...
Message-ID:  <014501bf528b$631d9c80$0400fea9@JADE>
References:  <0.8cf3908f.259c43d3@cs.com> <87so0lxaiw.fsf@tea.thpoon.com> <013501bf5288$1e28e650$0400fea9@JADE> <87k8lxx9a5.fsf@tea.thpoon.com>

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Arcady Genkin" <a.genkin@utoronto.ca>
To: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 9:55 PM
Subject: Re: Before I return FreeBSD to the store...


> "Kent Stewart" <kstewart@3-cities.com> writes:
>
> > > What does the CD-ROM's jumper have to do with installing an OS?
If
> > it
> > > worked with other OS's, then it should be deemed workable, and
let
> > the
> > > jumper alone.
> >
> > It has a lot to do with it. Some drives aren't detected when they
are
> > the only device and jumpered as a slave on the secondary IDE
channel.
> > A couple don't want to be the master on the secondary IDE channel
but
> > work just fine as a slave behind the HD on the primary IDE
channel. My
> > Teac is the master on the secondary IDE channel. The slave on the
> > secondary channel is a WD 3.1GB HD.
> >
> > I looked at all of the IDE CDROM's that I have and the have either
3
> > or 5 jumper locations. The right three have text above them saying
> > something like (cs or csel), (ma or master), and (sl or slave).
>
> Of course, a CD-Rom must be configured in order to be useful. My
point
> was that if this CD-Rom worked with other OS's (as it follows from
the
> original message), then the jumper settings would have to be left
> alone.

You haven't been following the threads on questions. This has been an
on going problem since about 3.1 or 3.2. There are CDROM's that will
work with other OS'es jumpered as a slave but not on FreeBSD. There
have been a couple of CDROM's that will not work as the master on the
secondary but work just fine as a slave on the primary IDE channel.
His CDROM could be one of these drives.

Kent

> --
> Arcady Genkin                                 http://www.thpoon.com
> "'What good is my pity? Is not the pity the cross upon which he who
> loves man is nailed?..'" (Zarathustra - F. Nietzsche)
>
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