5.1-RELEASE hardware detect problem - install stalls

Joe Sotham joe at dubium.com
Tue Jul 29 10:01:32 PDT 2003

I am attempting to install 5.1-RELEASE.  The following items appear in
the log file.  This section is repeated ~15 times, and then the install
procedure moves on to the "...probing devices ..."  screen and never
moves on from there (of course, never is the limit if my patience ... 30

I am using the 5.1-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso pulled down from a mirror ftp
site today.

First, here's the cut/paste of dmesg for 4.8.  I think it might be
relevant to the hardware configuration with which 5.1 is having problems.

----------------------- start dmesg------------------------------
FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE #0: Fri Jul 25 10:22:38 PDT 2003
    joe at wotan.dubium.com:/usr/src/sys/compile/KERNEL.4
Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+ (1471.92-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x662  Stepping = 2
  AMD Features=0xc0480000<MP,AMIE,DSP,3DNow!>
real memory  = 268369920 (262080K bytes)

atapci0: <VIA 8233 ATA100 controller> port 0xfc00-0xfc0f at device 17.1
on pci0
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0

ad0: 19470MB <Maxtor 52049U4> [39560/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA66
ad1: 19470MB <QUANTUM FIREBALLP LM20> [39560/16/63] at ata0-slave UDMA66
acd0: CD-RW <PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W1210A> at ata1-master PIO4
acd1: MODE_SENSE_BIG command timeout - resetting
ata1: resetting devices .. done
acd1: CDROM <CD-ROM CDU611-F> at ata1-slave PIO4
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s2a
cd1 at ata1 bus 0 target 1 lun 0
cd1: <SONY CD-ROM CDU611-F 2.1a> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device
cd1: 16.000MB/s transfers
cd1: cd present [315026 x 2048 byte records]
cd0 at ata1 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
cd0: <PLEXTOR CD-R   PX-W1210A 1.10> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device
cd0: 16.000MB/s transfers
cd0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present -
tray closed
------------------- end dmesg -----------------------------------------

I used the verbose logging option to obtain the following information

------------------ start 5.1 install logging ------------------------

acd0:	<Plextor CDR ....  > at ata1 as master

<snip, the next 7 lines repeat>

acd1:	MODE_SENSE_BIG command timeout - resetting
ata1:	resetting devices ..
ata1:	pre reset mask=03 ostat0=50 ostat2=08
acd0:	ATAPI	14eb
acd1:	ATAPI	14eb
ata1:	after reset mask=03 stat0=00 stat1=00
ata1:	devices=0c

Joe Sotham
praxis makes Perfect.
        - Meister Eckhart

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