error reading SATA DVDRW

Ivan Carey ivan at
Mon Dec 22 09:45:49 UTC 2008

Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> At the loader prompt I also entered
>> set hw.ata.atapi_dma=0
>> I get this error at the Install GUI when it is reading each package 
>> from the disc
>> Seek failed: Invalid argument
>> Then about half way through the install I get a message
>> An error occurred while extracting the system image
>> The system then reboots.
> check your disc maybe it does have read errors
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I made another disc but the same problem occurs.
I may try an ordinary ide cd drive setup as a slave.
On an older system with and IDE drive set as master I had the same 
problem, I had to set it as a slave to fix the error.

I am wondering if this error is being worked on by the FreeBSD developers


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