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Re: URGENT: ATAPI testing needed for 2.6
At 10:33 PM -0700 27/10/99, Chris Cappuccio wrote:
>Perhaps I should add this to the FAQ ---
>sometimes error messages like this do not refer to a software problem,
>they refer to a hardware problem, but not a fatal one, just a jumper
>Some hard disks like Western Digitals (and *not* Maxtors, for
>instance) require that you set the jumpers for *different* settings for a
>single drive then you have for a master drive when a slave is attached. You
>can attach a second drive (or CDROM) when a western digital is set as a
>single drive (not master) and it will work but you will get errors exactly as
>So, verify your jumpers are set right !
Well seeing these drives did not work at ALL with the new OpenBSD ATAPI
drivers I'd thought I'd try and test all possibilities. Like I said, the
drive now works and mounts a disk. The message was purely for information
purposes. Don't worry about adding things to the FAQ just change the error
message to something like "change your jumper settings stupid and don't
worry about passing back info when we ask you to test things."
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