deactivate slave on first IDE

Gautam Gopalakrishnan ggop at
Tue Feb 10 18:02:47 PST 2004

On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 16:42:50 +0100
Antoine Jacoutot <ajacoutot at> wrote:

> Hi :)
> Since my system doesn't boot when my cdrom is plugged in (it hangs
> after timecounter... ; see my previous post), I was wondering if it
> was possible to tell FreeBSD not to "deal" with IDE1-slave (something
> like "boot -noide2)... Indeed, in my bios, I set the IDE1-slave to
> none, but FreeBSD keeps hanging on bootup.

I assume you're running 5.2 p2. I had the same problem and it is solved
by having a cd in the drive while booting. Seems like a known bug and is
being fixed.

Hope that helps

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