1. I've got my machine and an external 4 GIG drive in a APS SR2000
The 4 GIG is a Quantum Atlas 34300
I'm using a ASUS TP4N configuration with an DTC 3130B
Now, when the power to both items is on ... if I switch my machine off
I cannot turn the power on again _until_ I've turned off and on the
power to the external enclosure...
2. This ones really bugging me.
I've got a 2GIG partition on the external enclosure that I'm booting.
Whenever I repower my machine it takes at least two boots to get
FreeBSD up and running.
IT always stops after inetd at boot time and spurts out.
sd1(ncr0:2:0): COMMAND FAILED (4 28)@f1090a00.
This happens regularly after switching the machine off and rebooting
If I then reboot it will stick at the boot partition and won't even
execute the kernel. If I switch off and turn everything on again it
will fsck and boot up fine.
I've had goofy problems like this with Macintoshes with external
drives. The key is the order in which you turn on the devices. If I
remember correctly, you want to turn on the external _first_, wait for it
to spin up, then turn on the CPU. I think the problem you're running
into is that the device isn't ready by the time FreeBSD gets to it.