buggy ATA controller: I can install 4.11, but not 5.3 !?!

Doug White dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Tue Mar 29 19:21:24 PST 2005

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005, Rob wrote:

> I found a webpage:
> http://www.gsp.com/cgi-bin/man.cgi?section=4&topic=acd
> which mentions a bit about syscontrols, that might
> be relevant to my problem.

This is a more recent version of that page:


> So I hope this can be solved with 5.3 by setting the
> proper hints/syscontrols as loader settings before
> the kernel is loaded. But I'm don't know whether
> the 5.3 install process allows me doing this.
> How can I modify the install process and which
> hints/controls should I modify? I hope someone
> here on the list has some good ideas :).

You can set hints from the loader prompt with the "set" command.

If you can set up a serial console, can you capture the output of a
verbose boot?

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