FreeBSD and MSI K8MNEO-V mainboard problem

Ceasar V. Navato, Jr. jhongjr at
Fri Jul 8 12:40:18 GMT 2005

To all gurus out there,

    Please help me. I am installing FreeBSD 5.4 RELEASE for AMD64 using 
socket 754 MSI K8MNE0-V mainboard and AMD 64  3000+ CPU and encountered 
this error during the base installation. It says "write failure 
transfer! (wrote -1 bytes of 1425408 bytes)". It always happens during 
the base installation.

    Here are the full specs of my hardware.

    Mainboard - MSI K8MNEO-V ver. 1
    CPU - AMD64 3000+
    Memory - 2 pcs. Kingston (512 x MB each)
    Hard disk - 2 SATA hard disk configured to use the RAID1 feature of 
the mainboard and 1 IDE (all Seagate)

     There's no problem when I use the i386 version.

Thank you very much in advance,

Ceasar V. Navato, Jr.
Infodyne, Inc. -
Unit 3603 Antel Global Corporate Center
Doña Julia Vargas Ave.
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel. No. - (0632) 687-0715 loc. 106
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