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Date:      Wed, 5 May 1999 13:25:05 +0100
From:      John <>
Subject:   Re: weird cdrom problem
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In article <>
, Doug White <> writes
>On Tue, 4 May 1999, John wrote:
>> Hello freebsd-questioners
>> I have a cdrom drive (32x speed) which SuSE Linux 6 detects but FreeBSD
>> 3.1 doesn't. I can boot from the cd if the cd is SuSE but not FreeBSD
>> 3.1 (i.e. it is a relatively new board and the cdrom drive is set
>> bootable). It is jumpered to be secondary master IDE. There are
>> correctly jumpred hard drives on the other three channels.
>Try reversing the devices on the second channel so the CDROM is the slave

Hi Doug, thanks for the reply.

I'll do this tomorrow morning when I get home from work. meanwhile, I
did a bit more research. All these CDs are indicated as being bootable,
given that this is also configured bootable in the BIOS:

RedHat 5.1 = bootable
Redhat 5.2 = bootable
SUSE 6.0 (experimental) = bootable - this was dloaded as an ISO image
and mastered locally.

Caldera Openlinux (latest) = not bootable
FreeBSD 2.2.5 - mastered locally = bootable
FreeBSD 2.2.6 (official, came with Greg's book) = bootable
FreeBSD 3.1 (official, from Walnut Creek) = not bootable.

When the cdrom was the only device on 2ndary IDE and was jumpered to
channel select, FreeBSD 3.1 wasn't bootable. I hadn't tried the other
cds with the machine in this configuration.

With linux loaded, all these cds are 100% readable (copied to /dev/hdd6
with no errors)

A bit of a puzzler!

Any other ideas more than welcome.


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