installing FreeBSD 4.8

Doron Shmaryahu doron at
Fri Jun 20 08:40:47 PDT 2003


Just disable udma in the bios that will sort that out !!

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Bill Moran
Sent: 19 June 2003 04:03 PM
To: aringoy at
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: installing FreeBSD 4.8

aringoy at wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm having problems installing FreeBSD 4.8. After the Kernel configuration

> page, the system hangs with these messages:
> ad0: [the-name-of-my-hd] at ata0 -master BIOSDMA
> ad1: READ command timeout tag=0 serv=0 -resetting
> ata0: resetting devices
> And that's it. The machine just sits there like a dog that's been shown a
> trick.
> I have succesfully installed FreeBSD by disconnecting the master and
> the slave as master, but I would like to use them both.

Please provide hardware details.  It's likely that those two drives won't
on the same controller.  I've heard rumors of older drives not playing nice
with newer drives on the same controller.  Are you sure the first drive
at all?

> Any Bios settings that would help?

Don't know of any.  But you might want to scan the ATA/IDE section of your
to see if there's anything that might be useful.  Perhaps if you can force
to a slower speed (ATA33 for example) it would work ... but I'm just

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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