7.1-BETA2 installation on ASUS P4S8X fails BIG MEDIUM ERROR
kuku at kukulies.org
Wed Nov 5 08:06:21 PST 2008
Christoph Kukulies schrieb:
> Hi Al,
> thanks for pointing me to safe mode install. That I will probably try
> The day ended up in havoc: I tried to boot a floppy to do an ASUS BIOS
> upgrade and somehow messed with the power cable.
> A big flash occurred originating from the power supply. I opened the
> power supply, found a blown fuse, ran to the electronics store, bought
> a new fuse (+ one in reserve), inserted the fuse, tried the power
> supply, with connections off and a firework, prematurely - your
> presidential elections aren't finished yet - , developed in front of
> my face. Will continue tomorrow, when America has a new president.
Back at the problem: I chose 3. safe mode to no avail. Still get this
acd0: FAILURE - READ BIG MEDIUM ERROR asc=0x11 ascq=0x00
run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config
I even changed the CDROM drive to a very old slow one. I changes IDE
busses (first vs. second IDE) to no avail.
I'm now gonna burn another medium. No luck yet installing 7.1 BETA2. I'm
also a long time FreeBSD user btw,
from times where it was called "386bsd" :-)
> Al Plant schrieb:
>> Julien Cigar wrote:
>>> 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
>>> (and I'm still unable to burn a CD/DVD)
>>> On Tue, 2008-11-04 at 16:03 +0100, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
>>>> 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
>>>> run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 120 seconds for
>>>> run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 180 seconds for
>>>> and so on.
>>>> Any clues?
>>>> Christoph Kukulies
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>> I have had similiar happen on 7 and 8 Freebsd installs recently.
>> If you install using safe mode it will work. Then in /boot/loader.conf
>> This makes the HD and CD to work for me after the install.
>> The error that comes up when you burn a CD seems to be bogus as I
>> have used the CD's with out error for installing on other boxes.
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