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5.2RC2 - timeouts with tertiary IDE controller & CD-ROM
- Subject: 5.2RC2 - timeouts with tertiary IDE controller & CD-ROM
- From: dwhite at gumbysoft.com (Doug White)
- Date: Tue Dec 30 19:00:58 2003
On Tue, 30 Dec 2003, MikeM wrote:
> > Yay timing issues. Your drive is jumpered for master and/or single
> > operation, yes?
> Unknown. The CD-ROM drive is a no-name drive that has no documentation
> for the jumper(s).
Most of the CDROM drives I've come across have 3 settings, labelled MA,
SL, and CS. Normally MA == Master & Single, SL == Slave, and CS == Cable
Select. Make sure that MA is jumpered.
> > have you replaced the cable?
> I just replaced the cable with another, and I saw the same symptoms.
> Additionally, the previous cable has worked fine on FreebSD 4.9 and RH
> Linux 8.0 (can I say that here) when the CD-ROM is plugged into the
> tertiary IDE controller. The previous cable also worked fine with FreeBSD
> 5.2RC2 when the the CD-ROM was plugged into the secondary IDE controller.
Good to check nonetheless.
5.2 has a newer ATA driver that did change the timings and such for
detection. There's a LOT of ATA devices that are really, really picky
about the timing.
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