Problem installing FreeBSD 4.8

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sat Apr 12 04:46:52 PDT 2003

Wayne Pascoe <freebsd at> writes:

> On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 12:07:32PM +0100, Wayne Pascoe wrote:
> > During the boot process, all seems to be going well until
> > plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
> > but then I get
> > acd0: MODE_SENSE_BIG command timeout - resetting
> > ata0: resetting devices .. done
> > over and over again. I've let it run for 20 minutes and it doesn't stop. 
> Hi again all,
> I've found a fix to this... In the 4.6 Errata... The errata claims 
> 'This problem was fixed in FreeBSD 4.7-PRERELEASE on 31 July 2002, as
> well as FreeBSD 4.6.2-RELEASE.'
> This fix does not appear to have taken ;)

Sure it did.  Much more likely, you are experiencing an *actual* timeout.

Based on your actual symptoms, I'd be suspicious of this new hardware.
Well, I'd probably start by looking at the cable, whether it's new or not.

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