Boot problem: "ata0: resetting devices"
rdm at cfcl.com
Thu May 29 01:35:42 PDT 2003
Here's a bit more information on the configuration:
OS: FreeBSD 4.5
Disk: Seagate Barracuda ATA II (ST320420A; 20 GB)
Chips: 478 pin Celeron; 2.1 GHz
512 MB DDR DIMM (2 ea.)
SiS645DX Northbridge _or_ SiS962(L) Southbridge
The manual indicates that the motherboard could have either a
Northbridge or Southbridge chipset, but I don't know an easy
way to tell which one this board has. Suggestions?
Anyway, assuming that it's the latter, here's a note that
seems relevant, if not real encouraging:
"the controller is technically unsupported"
The note does NOT say whether I can simply plug in a PCI-based
controller card (which seems like the obvious workaround). Is
this likely to work?
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