7.1-BETA2 installation on ASUS P4S8X fails BIG MEDIUM ERROR
kuku at kukulies.org
Tue Nov 4 10:27:37 PST 2008
thanks for pointing me to safe mode install. That I will probably try
The day ended up in havoc: I tried to boot a floppy to do an ASUS BIOS
upgrade and somehow messed with the power cable.
A big flash occurred originating from the power supply. I opened the
power supply, found a blown fuse, ran to the electronics store, bought a
new fuse (+ one in reserve), inserted the fuse, tried the power supply,
with connections off and a firework, prematurely - your presidential
elections aren't finished yet - , developed in front of my face. Will
continue tomorrow, when America has a new president.
Al Plant schrieb:
> Julien Cigar wrote:
>> I've this problem too on almost all my machines. The only solution I've
>> found is to disable DMA (atapi_dma), but then performances are very poor
>> (and I'm still unable to burn a CD/DVD)
>> On Tue, 2008-11-04 at 16:03 +0100, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
>>> don't know whether it's the CDROM drive (a Creative 52x mx) or the
>>> motherboard (ASUS P4S8X) or what.
>>> Anyway, I tried to install a recent version of FreeBSD (7.1-BETA2)
>>> and the installation
>>> hangs right in the boot process of the installation CD disc1.
>>> I see
>>> acd0: FAILURE - READ BIG MEDIUM ERROR asc=0x11 ascq=0x00
>>> run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 60 seconds for
>>> run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 120 seconds for
>>> run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 180 seconds for
>>> and so on.
>>> Any clues?
>>> Christoph Kukulies
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> I have had similiar happen on 7 and 8 Freebsd installs recently.
> If you install using safe mode it will work. Then in /boot/loader.conf
> This makes the HD and CD to work for me after the install.
> The error that comes up when you burn a CD seems to be bogus as I have
> used the CD's with out error for installing on other boxes.
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