On Tue, 2006-11-21 at 12:38 -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > (Please reply directly to me, as I am not subscribed) > > I just bought a VIA external USB enclosure with a Hitachi 200GB ATA drive > to use for disk-based backups. I put it on my test box here, which I just > upgraded to 6.2-Prerelease. All drivers required by the handbook for this > application are still in the kernel: > > device scbus > device da > device pass > device uhci > device ohci > device usb > device umass > device ehci > > However, it will not even finish booting with the USB drive plugged in. > It gets hung up on "Waiting 5 seconds for SCSI devices to settle". If I > unplug the drive, it immediately finishes booting ok. If I then plug it > back in, I get this: > > Nov 21 12:17:23 amanda kernel: umass0: VIA Technologies Inc. USB 2.0 IDE > Bridge, rev 2.00/0.03, addr 2 > Nov 21 12:19:33 amanda kernel: da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0 > Nov 21 12:19:33 amanda kernel: da0: <Hitachi HDT725032VLA V54O> Fixed > Direct Access SCSI-2 device > Nov 21 12:19:33 amanda kernel: da0: 40.000MB/s transfers > Nov 21 12:19:33 amanda kernel: da0: 305245MB (625142448 512 byte sectors: > 255H 63S/T 38913C) > Nov 21 12:19:33 amanda kernel: umass0: Invalid CSW: tag 9 should be 10 > Nov 21 12:19:33 amanda kernel: (da0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): Synchronize cache > failed, status == 0x10, scsi status == 0x0 > > Nov 21 12:24:58 amanda kernel: Opened disk da0 -> 5 > > If I try to then run sysinstall to run fdisk, it will not allow the fdisk > configuration to be written to it. > > TIA for any advice, ideas, fixes, etc. >
In all likelyhood FreeBSD needs some quirk to work with the IDE bridge chipset in your enclosure. I have noticed that the plain jane enclosures seem to work fine but the ones with special features fail. In particular I have an enclosure with both a disk and an SD media slot purchased from and branded by Compusa that does not work with FreeBSD. I have also noticed that the enclosures with a one touch backup button aren't supported. I unfortunately do not know how to debug these enclosures. They tend to be so cheap that I just home in on the ones that are supported. I've noticed that the local Best Buy is carrying an Adaptec enclosure. I have two of the 2.5" ones and they seem to work fine. Here's a link to the 3.5" version which I assume uses that same chipset as the 2.5" one: http://preview.tinyurl.com/vzsha http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6991605&st=adaptec&type=product&id=1099392683637 -- Chris _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"