Problem while installing FreeBSD 5.3 - ata0-master : FAILURE ATA
listas.julianherrera at globo.com
Tue Nov 30 04:44:49 PST 2004
Hello 4 all,
I was starting to install FreeBSD 5.3 into 42 computers where I work as
workstations when just at first installation i've got this uncommon
problem. When kernel is finishing to load some messages like this appears:
ata0-master : FAILURE ATA-IDENTIFY timed out
After that, the installation program doesn't find any drive or partition
to install. So, it's impossible to continue. When I tried to install
again booting with Safe option, the installation program detects the
drive but complain about its geometry, so I was in doubt to continue.
This makes me think twice too soon (my first of 42 installations) if
it's a good idea to migrate from Windows to FreeBSD here at my company,
where FreeBSD has already been servicing the network infrastructure.
The computer in question has a Soyo P4VGA-2AP1 motherboard with chipset
VIA Apollo P4M266A and HD Samsung SP0411N.
Thanks in advance,
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