That's good enough. :)  Thanks....

Maybe _that_ will keep that ata code from over-riding the bios to disable
dma (or maybe the bios just wasn't doing it's job right ;)


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On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, John Hay wrote:

> Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 07:50:33 +0200 (SAT)
> From: John Hay <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: Jonathan Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: UDMA interfering with install
> > 
> > Unfortunately, the UDMA chipset on my ASUS P5A doesn't work well with
> > Western Vegetable drives....  So, I need to forcibly sysctl it into pio
> > mode.  Is there *any* way to do this from sysinstall on the
> > 5.0-200105250-CURRENT (or later snap on floppy
> > bootup?
> Well I don't know of a way to do it in sysinstall, but here is the way
> I did it a few days ago:
> Boot your machine with the install floppies and when it gives the message:
> Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.
> press any other key to get to the loader prompt. Then type:
> set hw.ata.ata_dma=0
> boot
> Then just go through the normal installation procedure. When you are
> finished with the installation and the machine reboots, break at the
> loader prompt again and do the same thing. After that login and add
> the next line to /boot/loader.conf
> hw.ata.ata_dma=0
> Now you should be set. :-)
> John
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