(SOLVED) 5.4RELEASE: problem with my ST34311A UDMA666 controller

David Adam zanchey at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Sat May 28 21:50:06 PDT 2005


On Sat, 28 May 2005, Subhro wrote:
> This is not something new or unexpected. Windows are Linux run happily
> on a lot of garbage grade hardware. But FreeBSD is very fussy about
> hardware. Thats the reason why a Linux box CAN create strange situations
> due to hardware. But a FreeBSD box would not even be ready to boot up if
> it does not find everything in tiptop condition.

Actually, I'm not so sure. I have had at least one case where FreeBSD (in
safe mode) has been the only thing that will boot with a dodgy HDD
installed. Linux (a 2.4 kernel, admittedly) and Windows both refused to

I was rather glad, too, because it was the only way I could get data off
that disk!


David Adam
zanchey at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au

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