[atacontrol detach] drive platters won't stop

Matthew N. Dodd mdodd at FreeBSD.ORG
Fri Sep 9 09:13:44 PDT 2005


On Fri, 9 Sep 2005, McLone wrote:
> I'd like to not "halt -p" when changing HDDs on
> regular IDE controllers. In 5.x times i used
>> atacontrol detach 1
> and i heard the sounds of stopping/parking HDD.
> Now, in betas of 6, atacontrol (which uses not number
> but ataN) detaches drive OK, but platters keep spinning.
> Unplugging such a drive is bad for its health, i suppose.

Try this:

 	ftp://ftp.jurai.net/users/winter/atautil.tar

'atautil -f ad1 unload'

Followed by whatever atacontrol detach/delete commands you feel necessary.

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