boot0 only seeing first two drives?

John Baldwin jhb at
Mon Nov 15 18:52:49 GMT 2004

On Friday 12 November 2004 06:04 pm, Henrik W Lund wrote:
> Greetings!
> I'm having a bit of a pickle with boot0, running amd64 5.3-STABLE on an
> Asus K8V mobo. My disks are set up thus:
> Secondary master: 20gig Quantum Fireball ATA66 disk - one partition with
> Windows XP on it, and boot0.
> VIA RAID controller, first drive: 120gig Western Digital SATA150 disk -
> one slice with FreeBSD on it and no bootloader.
> The BIOS is set up to boot from the Quantum disk (as Windows refuses to
> boot unless it finds itself on disk 0x80), this brings up the boot0 boot
> manager and I can switch between FreeBSD and Windows just fine.
> Now, when I throw a secondary slave into the mix, suddenly the boot0
> boot manager no longer "sees" the disk on the RAID controller (the
> FreeBSD disk, the most important one), and the CMOS setup doesn't allow
> me to bump this disk back up to 0x81.
> Does the boot0 boot manager only "see" disks 0x80 and 0x81, or is this
> some kind of weirdness?

It only sees whatever drives the BIOS lists.

John Baldwin <jhb at>  <><
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