7.0BETA4 cannot install. acd0: TIMEOUT - READ_BIG retrying (1 retry left)

Julian H. Stacey jhs at berklix.org
Sun Dec 9 07:34:39 PST 2007

Robert Gray wrote:
> I've tried to install both 
> 7.0-BETA4-i386-bootonly.iso and 
> 7.0-BETA4-i386-disc1.iso
> on a Dell Optiplex 745, Model# DCTR with
> acd0: CDROM <TSSTcorp CD-ROM TS-L162C/DE05> at ata3-master UDMA33
> The booting doesn't get past the acd0: TIMEOUT - READ_BIG retrying
> error.
> 6.2 installs fine.
> Any ideas on what to try?

Possibly Key 3 = Safe mode (before USA or country), which includes, ref my
the equivalent of loader command
	set hw.ata.atapi_dma=0

Please let me know if anything on my page above helps you,
please also let me know if you discover other magic Not on my page.
(I'm fighting a heap of old laptops, persuading them to upgrade :-))

Julian Stacey. Munich Computer Consultant, BSD Unix C Linux. http://berklix.com
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