Adding ad[4-6]s* to default devices
wbh at conducive.org
Sat Oct 27 23:06:56 PDT 2007
Chris Turner wrote:
More systems are coming out with 2 controllers - a PATA and a SATA,
and as a result there might be more users using ad4 and so on..
Three or more is becoming more common now.
- legacy IDE / PATA in bridge chipset - vanilla as to (emulated) bus, addr, etc.
- SATA in bridge chipset - not all identical, but converging.
- second SATA in discrete IC - depends on maker.
Ex: recent 'commodity' Asus & Gigabyte when 6 or 8 SATA / e-SATA are furnished.
Not to mention add-in supplemental controllers....
I know there's the MAKEDEV.local hook, just thought I'd mention it since
I keep having having to remember to MAKEDEV on some my systems after
installing them. If OK I'll probably go ahead and make the change.
No manual step needed 'ere on either of those cited, nor on older MB with one or
more added PCI bus controllers.
Whatever DFLY used JFW'ed for me.
BIOS / PnP / ACPI / AHCI differences, perhaps?
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