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Date:      Tue, 1 Oct 1996 20:59:42 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Gabor Zahemszky <zgabor@code.hu>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: kernel cannot find his own disk
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961001205853.2062K-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <199609301230.MAA02921@CoDe.CoDe.hu>

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On Mon, 30 Sep 1996, Gabor Zahemszky wrote:

> I've the next very interesting problem:
> randomly at boot, the kernel correctly start, but when it searches, it
> cannot find the disk, from which is it running.

Odd.  :-/

> I've got a new Intel VX MB with 32M ram, and two old disk:
> an IBM 270MB (Dos, Coherent), and a Conner 540 (Dos, FB).
> The disks are OK, on my previous MB, they work fine.  And sometimes, it
> works OK now, but sometimes I have to try to boot 2-10 (or more) times the
> kernel correctly find that disk.  (I have of course kernel on wd1 in my
> kernel config file.)
> I think, something is wrong with my hardware setup, but doesn't know too
> much about such things.  This MB has a built in ide controller.

It does sound like a flakey ide controller.  You might check the cables
next time you're mucking around inside the case, you never know.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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