Installation problems

Scott Kupferschmidt sk at
Thu May 27 11:00:52 PDT 2004


The problem is your motherboard has a junk ide controller that FreeBSD
does not support DMA on properly.  If you disable DMA in the BIOS, FreeBSD
will boot and install properly.


Scott Kupferschmidt
ISPrime, Inc.
866.502.4678 ext. 3
AIM: Scott ISPrime - ICQ: 174337249

On Thu, 27 May 2004, Paul Brownsea wrote:

> I thought I'd give FreeBSD a go after enjoying using Linux, so I downloaded 
> and burnt the FreeBSD 4.9 ISO images and I can't seem to install. I get 
> past the bit with configuring the kernel but get stuck just afterwards, the 
> last two messages are as follows:
> ad0: READ command timeout tag=0 serv=0 - resetting
> ata0: resetting devices .. 
> And then it just hangs.
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