John Palmer drgnut at
Sat Feb 19 02:59:01 GMT 2005

I have a SuperMicro Motherboard X6DHE-G2 with serial ata.  I am trying to 
install FreeBSD 5.3.
When I boot it up from the cdrom and select "Boot FreeBSD [default]."  I get 
an error of "ata2-master: FAILURE =ATA_IDENTIFY TIMED OUT."  The hard drive 
is not being detected.

If I boot it up in "FreeBSD safe mode,"  I dont get any errors and the hard 
drive is being detected.
I have installed FreeBSD 5.3 in safe mode and installed the current updates 
without any problems.

The only problem I have is after rebooting the machine and booting it up in 
default mode.  It is not able to mount my root partition.  Also, I keep 
getting the error of "ata2-master: FAILURE=ATA_IDENTIFY TIMED OUT."  Has 
anybody run across this problem?  If so, I would like to know how the 
problem was fixed.



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