Freebsd Not Making Friendly With CD-ROM

Lee Harr missive at
Wed Apr 28 14:33:11 PDT 2004

>I cannot upgrade from 4.5 to 4.9 because freebsd says my drive is
>In /stand/sysinstall - it supposedly accesses the drive but the message I
>receive is that bsd found
>the drive but dumped something or other and I get rerouted to the
>prompt. I fear that the drive was not properly configured.
>I performed the dmesg and got this info:
>ad0:19470MB <Quantum Fireball ck20.4a> [39560116163] at ata0-master
>UDMA66 Mounting root from ufs: /dev/ad0s1a
>How can I make Freebsd access this drive and read the media?

ad0 is your hard drive, not your cd rom drive. The cd drive would show
up as something like ...

acd0: CD-RW <LITE-ON LTR-52246S> at ata1-master PIO4

Some possibilities are ...

The ribbon cable is not plugged in right
the power connection is not plugged in
the drive is broken
the drive is not compatible (that would be quite unusual)

Reading the actual error message you are receiving will help us
immensely to diagnose the problem you are encountering.

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