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> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Wojciech Puchar
> Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 12:15 AM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; Chris Whitehouse
> Subject: Re: formatting disk for FreeBSD : Detecting IDE Primary Master
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> > In any case, I suppose the OP could just use a floppy
> > boot disk, like slackware's:
> > http://tinyurl.com/2evgaa
> > Which should bypass any (most) moronic bioses.
> any. i use bootable CD for this. very easy to create, and you can fit
> whole /boot easily.
> FreeBSD can use any IDE drive on any IDE controller,
This isn't true. FreeBSD cannot use the CMD640 controller, as
that controller has a hardware bug that will corrupt the filesystem.
Unfortunately that controller was popular on Pentium 75/90/100
motherboards. The old wd disk driver contained a workaround for
this bug but the workaround was never carried forward into the
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