On Wed, 8 Nov 2006 09:00:30 -0700 Mark Maddox wrote: > > 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 > > > > > "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.
> I just tried a new cable and I get the same errors. > Windows worked fine on the machine, but I cannot use Windows for my > application. Do you have any check utility for your harddrive? Can you try the latest FreeBSD iso installation CD (seems it's a BETA-3 now)? Not for a production use but at least to test. WBR -- Boris Samorodov (bsam) Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP FreeBSD committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"