Boot problem: "ata0: resetting devices"

Rich Morin rdm at
Fri May 30 10:25:23 PDT 2003

At 10:04 AM -0700 5/30/03, Kent Stewart wrote:
>No, you didn't understand. The ATA cards appear like a scsi to the bios.
>To boot from an add in ATA card, you have to choose scsi boot.

I'll look into this.  However, I haven't seen any way to request this
in the SETUP screens.  Anything I should look for?

>You lose a lot of speed. My new ATA cards are all UDMA-133. Dma transfers are
>always faster. PIO is set at something like 16MB/s. You only get so many
>milliseconds of time for a each transfer block and dma is always faster.

So, it's definitely worth pursuing.

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