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

Rob spamrefuse at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 31 14:09:18 PST 2005

--- Doug White <dwhite at gumbysoft.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Rob wrote:
>> No, not at the moment. I may try 5.3 (or probably
>> 5.4) later once again. What part of the output
>> would be particularly interesting?
>> I ask, because I am managing this PC at the other
>> end of the world, giving instructions to a
>> non-Unix, non-FreeBSD user overthere :).
> Ugh. That will make this really hard to debug then. 
> To get the verbose output you want to use a serial
> console.  That output will say why it won't attach
> the ata controller.

OK, I will certainly try that then, giving the proper
insturctions, since this Pentium1 FreeBSD PC will
soon have a Windows PC next to it.

However, I need a little advice/help: the handbook
is still out-of-date for making serial console
install floppies. Chapter 2.12 of the handbook talks
about kern.flp and mfsroot.flp, whereas we have three
floppies with 5.X install. Which one(s) of the three
floppies of 5.X needs to be modified by the procedure
of chapter 2.12 ?

"Windows HyperTerminal" is then the way to go, isn't


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