4.1-STABLE, IDE drives, sysinstall, ad0 and wd0???

4.1-STABLE, IDE drives, sysinstall, ad0 and wd0???

Post by Philip Hallstro » Thu, 17 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Hi -
        I just installed an IDE drive into a SCSI system running
4.1-STABLE (8/11/00).

dmesg reports finding device "ad0" which is the right drive.  However,
when I went into /stand/sysinstall to fdisk/label the drive my drive
options where da0 (my scsi disk), ad0, and wd0.  As far as I can tell,
ad0/wd0 are the same disk.

Also, wd0 is *no where* in my kernal.  For that matter neither is ad0,
just the ATA/ATAPI disk stuff...

# ATA and ATAPI devices
device          ata0    at isa? port IO_WD1 irq 14
device          ata1    at isa? port IO_WD2 irq 15
device          ata
device          atadisk                 # ATA disk drives
device          atapicd                 # ATAPI CDROM drives
device          atapifd                 # ATAPI floppy drives
options         ATA_STATIC_ID           #Static device numbering
#options        ATA_ENABLE_ATAPI_DMA    #Enable DMA on ATAPI devices

It seems to work just fine as ad0, but I was curious why both were showing



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