7.1-BETA2 installation on ASUS P4S8X fails BIG MEDIUM ERROR

Julien Cigar jcigar at ulb.ac.be
Tue Nov 4 07:51:34 PST 2008

I've this problem too on almost all my machines. The only solution I've
found is to disable DMA (atapi_dma), but then performances are very poor
(and I'm still unable to burn a CD/DVD)

On Tue, 2008-11-04 at 16:03 +0100, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
> Hi,
> don't know whether it's the CDROM drive (a Creative 52x mx) or the 
> motherboard (ASUS P4S8X) or what.
> Anyway, I tried to install a recent version of FreeBSD (7.1-BETA2) and 
> the installation
> hangs right in the boot process of the installation CD disc1.
> I see
> acd0: FAILURE - READ BIG MEDIUM ERROR asc=0x11 ascq=0x00
> run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config
> run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 120 seconds for xpt_config
> run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 180 seconds for xpt_config
> and so on.
> Any clues?
> --
> Christoph Kukulies
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