disabling ata devices

Dmitry Mityugov dmitry.mityugov at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 14:02:52 GMT 2005

On 6/15/05, JM <jmartin37 at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> Dmitry Mityugov wrote:
> >On 6/15/05, JM wrote:
> >
> >
> >>i'm not exactly sure how to accomplish this... i'm having problems with
> >>my cd-rom, which isn't surprising since it's a slim-line without UDMA
> >>and probably isn't supported... but... it's eating up time when i'm
> >>booting the system.  i've erased the fstab lines for acd0 but it's still
> >>probing the hardware when i boot the machine.  how do i completely
> >>disable probing for this device at startup?  if possible i'd like to
> >>just remove the device node altogether.  every time i remove /dev/acd0
> >>it's just recreated each time i restart.  not sure how to permanently
> >>remove it without physically removing it from the system.  is there
> >>anyway to remove the node without removing the iso9660 entry from the
> >>kernel?
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Is it possible to disable it in BIOS?
> >
> >
> >
> i was thinking more along the lines of telling the loader not to probe
> for it...

Not sure if this will work but if the CD-ROM device is on a separate
ATA controller, you can try to disable with with corresponding
"disabled" statement in /boot/device.hints, like



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