On Wed, 8 Nov 2006 08:02:14 -0700 Mark Maddox wrote:

> The cable is fine; I installed windows on the drive in the machine that
> is having problems, just to see if it would work.  I'm still trying to
> get FreeBSD 6.1 up 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lowell Gilbert [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 8:09 AM
> To: Mark Maddox
> Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: FreeBSD 6.1 Installation problem

> "Mark Maddox" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> > 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
> > harddrive.  
> >
> >  
> >
> > According to the FreeBSD website ICH7 has been supported since version
> > 6.0
> >
> > 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
> > harddrive errors.
> >
> >  
> >
> > 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?   

> Sounds like controller problems.  I'd start by replacing the SATA cable.

Windows throws those messages away. And you understand it when the
data got lost.


WBR
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