ata controller problem

Nikos Vassiliadis nvass at
Thu Sep 2 06:06:37 PDT 2004

You should try to disable ata dma. Press any key(besides enter)  when you
see the following message:
Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.

then type
set hw.ata.ata_dma=0

That should fix -I mean you 'll be able to boot your system- the problem, but
disk access will be slower without DMA and will be using much CPU power.
Then you can provide more info using dmesg and pciconf -lv and get more help.

Cheers. NikV

On Thursday 01 September 2005 08:55, vola wrote:
> I have a  question.
> Not long ago i have download the FreeBsd 4.10 operetion system.
> By the installation i have problems.
> I put the cd into the cd-rom and I restarted the computer.
> The computer boot from the cd and the installation began.
> It looks all ok - the computer was  loading. But then had stop all.
> The last massage was "reading time out" (or somthing like this)
> and the next massage was "resething deveises".
> I think it has somethink to do with my hard drive ( Maxtor 40GB ).
> Please help me with this.
> ( sorry for my english )
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