ad0: TIMEOUT the saga continues.

Brian Astill bastill at
Tue Jan 4 01:18:31 PST 2005

On Tue, 4 Jan 2005 03:33 am, borg wrote:
> Greetings all,
> Today is the second time I get this message on my
> console:
> ad0: Timeout - write_DMA retrying (2 retries left)
> LBA=18576259

I had this same problem when trying to install extra packages from Disk 
4 of the 5.3 Release.  It also killed the boot sector which contained 
lilo on another drive <sob>.  I largely recovered the boot sector 
<yay!> so now have a working system on which 5.3 is a a late stage of 
install, but that "retrying" thingo is a worry.


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