IDE mess, bootup temporarily hangs while trying to reset non-existent drives

From: David Ford (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 14:32:22 EST

VP_IDE: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 21
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xd800-0xd807, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xd808-0xd80f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
hda: Maxtor 84320D4, ATA DISK drive
hdc: no response (status = 0xa1), resetting drive
hdc: no response (status = 0xa1)
hdd: no response (status = 0xa1), resetting drive
hdd: no response (status = 0xa1)
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hda: Maxtor 84320D4, 4120MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=525/255/63, UDMA

This is 2.2.16. Only hda exists. Why are the other drives being probed
an it hanging there for a minute before continuing to boot?

    IDE interface: VIA Technologies VT 82C586 Apollo IDE (rev 16).
      Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. Master Capable.
      I/O at 0xd800 [0xd801]


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