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Date:      Sun, 10 Dec 2006 18:14:26 +1100
From:      "Albert Boeve" <>
To:        <>
Subject:   Seagate 4GB ATA-CF drive on IDE bus won't work
Message-ID:  <000001c71c2a$d4ea5680$0600a8c0@AlbertNotebk1>

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I want to install Freebsd 6.2 onto a seagate 4GB compact flash =

Neither FreeBSD 6.1 or 6.2-RC1 installers seem to detect the ATA-CF card =
the bus; although NetBSD was able to be installed on the drive and works =

I have tried installing the drive as ata0 master in two different =
both times NetBSD is able to boot off the drive -ie the hardware is =
fine - however the FreeBSD insaller does not detect the drive.

Fitting the microdrive in a working FreeBSD machine as ata1 master does =
give any further debug info - no dmesg, sysctl seems to log the =
as failing, although it is detected by BIOS as ST64022CF.=20

FreeBSD  6.2-RC1 FreeBSD 6.2-RC1 #0: Thu Nov 16 05:12:08 UTC 2006  i386

# atacontrol list
ATA channel 0:
	Master:	ad0 <QUANTUM FIREBALLP KA6.4/A42.0400> ATA/ATAPI revision 4
	Slave:	no device present
ATA channel 1:
	Master:	no device present
	Slave:	acd0 <201H> ATA/ATAPI revision 0

NetBSD atactl gives:

NetBSD 3.0.1 (GENERIC) #0: Thu Jul 13 23:43:47 UTC 2006

# atactl wd0 identify
Model: ST64022CF, Rev: 3.02, Serial #:             4NW03XLS
Device type: ATAPI, removable
Device capabilities:
        IORDY operation
Command set support:
        NOP command (enabled)
        READ BUFFER command (enabled)
        WRITE BUFFER command (enabled)
        look-ahead (enabled)
        write cache (enabled)
        Power Management feature set (enabled)
        SMART feature set (enabled)
        FLUSH CACHE command (enabled)
        Advanced Power Management feature set (enabled)
        CFA feature set (enabled)

Is there a simple fix to make FreeBSD ata recognize the drive?=20

NB there is a simmilar question about using the same card in a pccard

which appears to have been resolved?

Thank You

Regards, Albert

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