[Soekris] 4801 CF + HD combo and OpenBSD
pcurran at ticl.co.uk
Tue Nov 4 18:45:28 UTC 2003
You are getting some of the same problems as me.
I also tried jumpering CS, set flash=secondary and then installing using the
BIOS geometry as reported by the 4801.
This actually worked, but it took absolutely ages to boot the OS. (The little
widger took up to 20 seconds to change position, rather than just spinning
around as normal.).
I put this down to an LBA translation issue as the 4801 geometry was pretty
crude and only mapped 50% of the drive.
In the end I went for a compromise...
I stuck a copy of bsd.rd-a.out on a CF; set the jumper on the drive to SLAVE;
booted from the CF and loaded the bsd.rd-a.out image and then installed via
FTP onto the drive and the CF (using CFfor a small root partition). [I used
the a.out version because the CF had OpenBSD 3.3 on it and it can't boot an
This works OK and will do for what I want at the moment - but there is clearly
something wierd going on as the boot from the HD (with CS) showed up the CF
as wd1, but the boot from the CF (with CS) did not show up the HD as wd1.
Sorry I can't help more with your issue - but try the above and it may get you
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