Problems with FreeBSD 4.8 on Compaq Armada M700 laptop

Dinesh Nair dinesh at
Sat Jan 17 22:45:51 PST 2004

On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, John wrote:

> I get
> Jan 11 18:09:55 pearl /kernel: ata0-slave: ATA identify retries exceeded
> I've looked at the sys/dev/ata/ata-all.c code - I wonder if I should
> just arbitarily raise the retry count a bit - what's everyone else

ok, i don't know if this is documented anywhere, but i've never managed to
get freebsd to boot off a slave cdrom. i've always had to jumper the ide
devices to put the cdrom on as the master device on that particular bus.

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