bad hardrive ?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Apr 15 13:07:07 PDT 2003

Dikshie <dikshie at> writes:

> I try to install FreeBSD-4.8 RELEASE
> on Pentium IV 1.8GHz RDRAM 512 MB
> and two Seagate baraccuda 80 GB ATA 100 (IDE Hardrive),
> but the cd installer give me messages:
> acd0: MODE_SENSE_BIG command timeout - resetting
> ata1: resetting devices .. done
> my hardrives are bad ?

No, that is coming up on your CD drive.

It's possible the problem is your drive, but it could also be the
controller, or -- even more likely -- the cable.

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