5.2.1 on EPIA M1000 board

Robert Downes nullentropy at lineone.net
Wed Jun 2 20:25:15 GMT 2004

David Xu wrote:

> This sounds like a cable problem, are you using ATA33 cable ?
> Sometimes ago, I have installed 5.2.1 on EPIA-MII without any problem.
> I will try if I can install it on my EPIA-SP and CN400.

As you mention a cable, and seeing as I had a third cable ready to try 
(using the short 2.5" to 3.5" adapter), I switched cables to the HDD and 
booted FreeBSD 5.1. And, to my genuine surprise, I'm now running in 
UDMA100 rather than PIO. The only problem now is how noise UDMA100 is 
compared to the sedate PIO. A gentle, slow crunchy noise has become an 
eager, fast tearing noise.

Seeing as this is an improvement on things in 5.1 so far, I'm going to 
risk everything (well, this bare installation with no user files) and 
buildworld and kernel for 5.2.1 and see if I get wild chaos, or if this 
new cable appeases the dark lords of data throughput.

(I'm quite pissed about the original cable... I paid money for that, and 
it doesn't work. Now I'm using the freebie adapter and IDE cable that 
came with the motherboard anyway.)

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