Which disk is which
summer at computerdatasafe.com.au
Mon Aug 30 09:47:49 UTC 2004
Karel J. Bosschaart wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 03:20:06PM +0800, John wrote:
>>>What do u mean by difference?
>>That page does not mention da devices at all.
>>>The device ad represents a IDE/ATA disk and the da device represents a
>>>SCSI disk. As you have got one IDE hard disk and one SCSI hard disk in
>>>your box, its showing up as ad0 and da0. But as you say that there is
>>>no SCSI in that box, then something seems to be wrong. Check your BIOS
>>>and disable any onboard SCSI controllers if present
>>There are no SCSI controllers. It's your basic cheap Acer desktop
>>Pentium III of a few years ago.
>>As I said already, "I have no SCSI in this box."
> External USB disks and USB pens (using umass) will also show up as a da0
> device. Perhaps you have one of them attached while booting?
I do have a USB drive attached.
It's a point which I think needs clarification on the web document I
mentioned in another post.
When I started this, I actually thought I was writing to someone who had
the power to fix the problem.
I've rechecked the page and now see I clicked the wrong link. I'm ccing
doc in the hope the content of the page will be clarified.
Doc: See fig 2-20 at
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