VIA M1000 mini-itx system installation woes - WRITE_DMA error
"cyb." at gmx.net
Tue Apr 26 14:57:22 PDT 2005
On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 14:31 -0700, W C wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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:
> WRITE_DMA, error=84.
> 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.
I was installing FreeBSD 5.3-Release on an VIA EPIA M10000 a while ago
and I has no problems at all. My harddisk was a Fujitsu MHT2040AT
UDMA-100 2.5", so your problem could be cable or harddisk related. Maybe
you have a spare disk/cable at hand to test it.
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