Problem while installing FreeBSD 5.3 - ata0-master : FAILURE
ippiraman at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 06:39:09 PST 2004
This has been an open issue since 5.2.1 and still present on
5.3-RELEASE. It usually works for when I select safe mode during
installation. If not try using with ACPI disabled. Once you are
finished with the install you'll have to do some workaround.
I know the link is old, but it'll help you somehow.
I don't why this issue is not listed on 5.3 errata.
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 09:44:40 -0300, Julián Herrera
<listas.julianherrera at globo.com> wrote:
> 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,
> Julián Herrera
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