ATAPI identify retries exceeded

Toomas Aas toomas.aas at
Thu Aug 7 01:07:47 PDT 2003


> I insert the 5.0 cd in the drive and have the machine set to boot from
> the cd first... but as the process starts and everything is loading the
> machine HALTS with the error:
> ata1-slave: ATAPI identify retries exceeded
> ad0: READ command timeout  TAG=0  SERV =0 -resetting
> ata0: resetting devices..
> EVERYTHING HALTS at this point and won't move forward.

Instead of 5.0-RELEASE I'd recommend you to try 4.8-RELEASE or 5.1-RELEASE
(in that order of preference).

For more information:
Toomas Aas | toomas.aas at |
* Be sure to use DEVICE=EXXON to screw up your environment.

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