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Date:      Mon, 21 Oct 1996 18:44:00 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Robert Clark <ROBERTC@PII.COM>
Cc:        "'freebsd-questions'" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Advice Needed on SCSI Configuration.
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In-Reply-To: <326BF5AE@smtp>

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On Mon, 21 Oct 1996, Robert Clark wrote:

>      I need advice on how to configure SCSI hardware to run Win95 & FreeBSD 
> 2.1.0.
>      System is a P5-150, with an adaptec 2940 scsi controller.
>      Hard disks are
>      Seagate (SCSI-2) 1GB at SCSI ID 0, with Win95.
>      Seagate (SCSI-2) 2.1GB at SCSI ID 1, DOS/Win95.
>      Seagate (SCSI-2) 2.1GB at SCSI ID 2, FreeBSD.
>      Connor (SCSI-1) 100MB at SCSI 3, DOS (OLD).
>      CDROM is
>      Hitachi 4x primary on first IDE channel, then on slave on first IDE 
> channel. (Not seen by BIOS.)

Any reason you couldn't trade this in and go with a SCSI CDROM?

>      Questions:
>      Running view, and then inst_ide from the FreeBSD 2.1.0 disk, doesn't 
> find my IDE CDROM drive. The kernel probe sequence does find it, but the 
> install program doesn't.  Is the Hitachi 4x supported? If so, where should 
> it be on the IDE bus? (IDE-1, IDE-2, Primary, Slave?) (I have no IDE hard 
> disk, only CDROM.)

You can't set the cdrom slave since it has nothing to master it.  :(  If
it's not detected in single mode then it ain't gonna work.

>      Does booting FreeBSD from a drive with a SCSI ID larger than zero, 
> require a kernel rebuild?  I seem to remember an entry in the last kernel I 
> rebuilt, spelling out the boot drive's ID.

FreeBSD doesn't give a hoot.  You can specify which disk the kernel is on
if it gets confused (spits out "can't mount root") but shouldn't be
necessary in most cases.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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