I have a microdrive that's finicky also. Seems the problem is it's a 1.8Vcard, which is not standard (standard appears to be 5V or 3.3V). It will not work, period, in a CF<->IDE converter, or in a PCMCIA<->CF converter. It works fine, however, in *some* USB card readers, namely the cheapo ones off ebay, but not the expensive ones I bought at the local office supply store. I suspect that is the problem, at least it was for me.
Steve On 12/10/06, Albert Boeve <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I want to install Freebsd 6.2 onto a seagate 4GB compact flash microdrive. Neither FreeBSD 6.1 or 6.2-RC1 installers seem to detect the ATA-CF card on the bus; although NetBSD was able to be installed on the drive and works OK. I have tried installing the drive as ata0 master in two different machines; both times NetBSD is able to boot off the drive -ie the hardware is working fine - however the FreeBSD insaller does not detect the drive. Fitting the microdrive in a working FreeBSD machine as ata1 master does not give any further debug info - no dmesg, sysctl seems to log the attachment as failing, although it is detected by BIOS as ST64022CF. FreeBSD 6.2-RC1 FreeBSD 6.2-RC1 #0: Thu Nov 16 05:12:08 UTC 2006 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SMP i386 # atacontrol list ATA channel 0: Master: ad0 <QUANTUM FIREBALLP KA6.4/A42.0400> ATA/ATAPI revision 4 Slave: no device present ATA channel 1: Master: no device present Slave: acd0 <201H> ATA/ATAPI revision 0 NetBSD atactl gives: NetBSD 3.0.1 (GENERIC) #0: Thu Jul 13 23:43:47 UTC 2006 # atactl wd0 identify Model: ST64022CF, Rev: 3.02, Serial #: 4NW03XLS Device type: ATAPI, removable Device capabilities: DMA LBA IORDY operation Command set support: NOP command (enabled) READ BUFFER command (enabled) WRITE BUFFER command (enabled) look-ahead (enabled) write cache (enabled) Power Management feature set (enabled) SMART feature set (enabled) FLUSH CACHE command (enabled) Advanced Power Management feature set (enabled) CFA feature set (enabled) Is there a simple fix to make FreeBSD ata recognize the drive? NB there is a simmilar question about using the same card in a pccard adapter, http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2006-March/061937.html which appears to have been resolved? Thank You Regards, Albert _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to " [EMAIL PROTECTED]"
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