I have an onboard Intel ICH7-M SATA controller with an SATA hard drive
and cdrom connected to it. I am unable to install FreeBSD onto the
According to the FreeBSD website ICH7 has been supported since version
I have tried putting the controller in Legacy Mode and tried turning
turned DMA off in on boot. I have tested both of my SATA ports on the
motherboard to make sure they both work with an alternate operating
system (Windows) and they both worked.
I have also installed the harddrive in another computer and installed
FreeBSD on it successfully and then (after testing it and booting
successfully on that computer) put it in the machine I am having the
problems with only to have it start booting and then error out with
During boot I get this error:
ad0: FAILURE -READ_DMA48 status=ff<BUSY,
READY,DMA_READY,DSC,DRQ,CORRECTABLE,INDEX,ERROR> error=0 LBA=390721967
During install the error I get is Error mounting /mnt/dev/ad0s1e on
/mnt/tmp : Input/output error
ad0: FAILURE - READ_DMA status=ff<BUSY,READY,
DMA_READY,DSC,DRQ,CORRECTABLE,INDEX,ERROR> error=0 LBA=9303631
Anyone have any ideas?
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