Thanks, Steve.
My microdrive works fine on the IDE bus - just not with FreeBSD :(
Works OK with NetBSD, OpenBSD and also Ubuntu linux...I will look closer at
the ata driver and see what the differences are to the NetBSD version.

-----Original Message-----
Steve Franks
Sent: Tuesday, 12 December 2006 12:48 PM
To: Albert Boeve
Subject: Re: Seagate 4GB ATA-CF drive on IDE bus won't work

I have a microdrive that's finicky also.  Seems the problem is it's a 1.8V
card, 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. 


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:
        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
which appears to have been resolved?

Thank You

Regards, Albert
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