Hiho! :-) Yesterday I installed an old Creative Soundblaster AWE32 ISA in my computer. During boot I noticed that the ata(4) driver attached to the onboard (cdrom) ide-controller. So I got curious and hooked up my new dvd-drive (Toshiba M1712) . Worked like a charm (PIO4 only, of course :-)).
Then I got *really* curious and hooked up my Maxtor 40GB disk to the ide-controller, thinking: "this will never ever work". 3 minutes later, I saw, much to my surprise, that it *worked*. The drive was recognized during boot, I could mount my fat32 partitions and got a transfer rate of about 3,3mb/s from the drive. First of all, thanks to Soren, whose great ata driver made that experiment possible. :-) Second, can anybody explain *why* it worked? Creative (and Google) claim that the ide-controller supports cdroms (atapi) only and even if that is wrong, why does it recognize my 40gb drive (the card was made in 1994)? Third, is there any driver that supports the Wavetable/Midi part of the AWE32? :-) I'm running FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p8. Thanks in advance! :-) Bye Marc _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"