Hello! I am trying to install FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT / FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE on an Acer Veriton M421G with AMD Athlon II X2 250 processor and M2N rev 1.02g motherboard.
While booting from USB, it does not recognize the harddisk (a SATA HDD) and I cannot continue the process of installation. I get the following error periodically : ahcich1: is 00000002 cs 00000000 ss 00000000 rs 00001000 tfd 50 serr 00000000 cmd 00046c17 (aprobe0:ahcich1:0:0:0): ATAPI_IDENTIFY. ACB: a1 00 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 (aprobe0:ahcich1:0:0:0): CAM status: Command timeout (aprobe0:ahcich1:0:0:0): Error 5, Retries exhausted A proper image with error showed on screen is here  and a dmesg output obtained using an USB device with FreeBSD installed on it can be found here . I mention that on this HDD I have successfully installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 64 bit. What I already did/checked: - I checked SATA cables (DVD-ROM is connected as well on SATA and works fine - I can boot from a CD and I tried to switch HDD and DVD-ROM cables). - I tried another SATA HDD - I tried different versions of FreeBSD (bootable USB and ISO CDs) - Modify in BIOS the SATA mode: Native, Legacy and AHCI. - I managed to install FreeBSD 11.1-Release on another USB device - unfortunately this is not a solution - it runs very very slow. Also, this way, I managed to get a dmesg output . - I updated the BIOS. - I tried what is described here  - The only way this error is not displayed is when I disconnect both HDD and DVD-ROM. - BIOS system info is here  Does anyone knows how I can solve this issue? Thanks, Elena  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8qXIRloK7xeZk0zZFhlWFJWU3M and https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8qXIRloK7xeUlJwSTZUaXIxYlE  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8qXIRloK7xeWGR3WXZFSXVkaFk  https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2003-August/015096.html  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8qXIRloK7xedVpYb0NuWVB6ODg _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"