Installation problem

Luke Kearney lukek at
Sat Nov 8 19:23:51 PST 2003

On Sun, 9 Nov 2003 07:39:01 +0500
kogprog at granted us these pearls of wisdom:

> When I try to boot from CD-ROM to install my FreeBSD 4.6
> my computer stops to work. I do:
> 1) Booting from CD-ROM
> 2) Skip kernel configuration.
> 3) Then I see:
> [...something before...]
> plip0:<PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
> ad0: READ command timeout tag=0 serv=0 - resetting
> ata0: resetting devices
> [That is all. Now he stops.]
> On primary master I have my HDD only. When I disconnect HDD from
> motherboard installer loads correctly. When I change HDD pisition from
> PrimaryMaster to Secondary Master I see:
> [bla bla bla]
> ata1: reseting devices
> And when I turn my HDD off in BIOS options, all works :(
> I have:
> HDD: Maxtor 6Y080P0
> Motherboard: GA - 8SG800
> BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG F5
> I am sorry for my terrible Enlish. I hope you understand my problem.
> How can I solve it?

try setting your drives to a different mode in the bios I suspect it is
the ATA-100 setting that is causing your problems. 



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