5.2-R Installation Issue

Doug White dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Sun Jan 25 11:37:23 PST 2004

On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, Paul R. Yaskowski wrote:

> My apologies if this is the wrong list.
> I've been having a long-standing issue installing 5.x onto a Dell PowerEdge
> 600SC. As far as I can tell, my issue specifically relates to PR 54549,
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=54549.
> 5.0-R and 5.1-R always paniced booting the first time off of the CD-ROM.
> 5.2-R gets much further, but I still have some issues. The problem seems to
> originate with the ATA controller, a ServerWorks CSB6 controller. I'm
> getting the following kernel messages while booting the first time before
> installation. Unfortunately the system doesn't respond to keystrokes
> quickly, so these have been written down:
> --
> ata2-master: timeout sending command=ef
> error issueing PIO command
> error issuing ATA PACKET command
> ata2-master: timeout sending command=a0

What happens if you boot without ACPI?

I was about to suggest removing the cdrom drive, but you kinda need that.

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