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Third and Fourth IDE controllers and GNU/Hurd GNUMach

From: Christian Holm Christensen
Subject: Third and Fourth IDE controllers and GNU/Hurd GNUMach
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 19:35:06 +0100


I'm trying to install Debian GNU/Hurd H2 on my machine, which has it's
main disk on a UDMA ATA/66 disk controller, which happens to be the
third IDE controller (hde in Linux _ I guess  hd4 in GNU/Hurd).
However, if I boot GNU/Hurd via grub like 

  root (hd0, 1)
  kernel /boot/gnumach.gz root=/dev/hd4s1 
  module /boot/serverboot.gz 

the kernel complains about non-exisiting device /dev/hd4s1.  Hoever, I
have created that device on the partition (via VMWare).  So my
question is, can GNU/Hurd and GNUMach access the third and fourth IDE
controllers?  I browser through the source of GNU/Hurd in CVS, and it
seems to me that the number of IDE disks supported is determind by the
macro NHD, which per default is 4.  If I set it to 8 and recompile,
will it then support my 3rd and 4th IDE controller? 

Please note, that I'm not subscribed to help-gnu, so I you could
please send any reply directly to me, I'd be most happy.  Thank you
for you help.   


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