Newbie to FreeBSD, but not to Unix (admin'd my own OS X, Linux, Ultrix
boxen; used BSD in college).
Installed user+X and on first reboot kernel doesn't find ata0 and
therefore can't mount attached disks (master+slave, 1GB each, one with
900MB / + swap, one with /usr).
Hardware: Dell Dimension XPS P150 (upgraded from P90 :-), 64MB RAM, 2
x 1GB discs on ata0 (1 master, 1 slave). Advansys SCSI PCI with
CD-ROM and tape drive (no disk). 3com Etherlink XL.
Installation: can't boot off CD-ROM so built kern and mfsroot
floppies. That boot sequence shows ata0 and ata1 and the geometries
of the two disks* off ata0. Installed user+X over passive FTP.
On re-boot fails to mount off of 'da' (which is odd yet makes sense,
since that allegedly is a SCSI disk and I don't have one). Try
ufs:/dev/ad0s1a and that fails. Go back through kernel messages and
discover no references to ata0 or ata1, only "ata2: unable to allocate
interrupt". Hmmm. Search Google and find references to CTX laptops,
but find no clues on how to get around this. I was able to verify
that my /etc/fstab lists the right partitions.
Clearly the bootloader can see my disk, as it is reading /boot/...
So what to do next?
Anything I can do to force ata0?
Force ignoring of ata2?
Is there a way to edit my kernel configuration without going through
the long probe time or, worse still, a complete re-installation?
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