VIA M1000 mini-itx system installation woes - WRITE_DMA error -
woodycarey at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 26 14:31:26 PDT 2005
I am attempting to install 5.3-R from cd (iso image download) and
sysinstall is failing
to write the chosen (Auto Layout) filesystem to disk, the Toshiba 80G on the
primary ide channel as master. The error on vty1 is (from memory) ad0:
The drive is detected by BIOS as a UDMA100 device. There is nothing else on
this IDE channel, and only a cd drive on the other IDE slot.
A search of -questions reveals this error is a UDMA mismatch, possible
caused by 80-pin cabling, and fixable with atacontrol ad0 udma33 pio bla bla
bla. However, I do not yet have a running system to run atacontrol from, as
I am installing. I have rooted around in the bios for an option to force
the drive to UDMA33 speed, to no avail. Does anyone know how I can work
around this problem and install FreeBSD to this neat little system? Do I
have bad cabling, a bad drive, or ???
Thanks for any follow-up questions, pointers, rants, RTFM's, etc.
Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today - it's FREE!
More information about the freebsd-stable