i386/122008: Fdisk fails. Cannot install 7.0 Release on P5VD2-MX
with Maxtor PATA
christophe.cap at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 08:30:02 UTC 2008
>Synopsis: Fdisk fails. Cannot install 7.0 Release on P5VD2-MX with Maxtor PATA
>Arrival-Date: Sun Mar 23 08:30:01 UTC 2008
>Originator: Christophe Cap
I previously reported issue i386/121115, concerning my SATA drives & FBSD 6.3
Yesterday I send those drives back to Seagate under waranty.
To get things going I bought me a PATA drive (no longer trusting SATA).
Unfortunately, when I 'm 'slicing' my disk using sysinstall I get an error like 'unable to write filesystem to disk /dev/ad.'
When I switch to to TTY1 ther are READ_DMA , WRITE_DMA and CRC errors allover the place.
I tried it several times, used other cables, switched to other ide ports, all the same.
Since I needed this machine I also tried FreeBSD 6.1, which installed fine on this macine, however during the first boot it also spawned allot of DMA errors, resulting in a kernel crash close to the end of the boot process.
Since I needed this machine urgently to recover some data I used a Ubuntu CD to boot. Strangely enough with Ubuntu 6.06 I didn't get any errors and I could acces the disks fine.
I'm still a FBSD adept and believer, I used it since 4.7, this is actually the first time it -really- lets me down.
I hope the SATA/PATA bugs get fixed soon because this is a real showstopper.
- Get official 7.0-RELEASE ISO's
- boot from cd & start install
- use standard install method
- run fdisk & configure slices&filesystems
- commit changes
- get an error writing to filesystem
- switch to tty1 and you'll see allot of DMA + CRC errors !
- No known fix.
- I used a Ubuntu to boot, which is hard to admit for a FBSD adebt like me. :-/
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