On Wed, 8 Nov 2006 09:29:36 -0700 Mark Maddox wrote:
> > 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.
> > 

> I have tried both the 6.1 release and the 6.2 BETA3.   Both get the same
> errors.  

> I have not used any hard drive check utilities on the drive but I did
> put the hard drive with the same SATA cable attached to it in a computer
> with an ICH6 controller and 6.1 installed just fine. 

> Then after booting up and making sure everything worked I moved the hard
> drive back to the computer with the ICH7 controller and I got the same
> errors during boot and boot failed.

> Any ideas?

Only one. Open a PR, write all that info. BTW, if FreeBSD live CD can
be executed with verbose dmesg, it may help. I think this PR have a
good chances to be closed since there is a pre-release cycle now and
ich7 controller is widely used. Sorry for not being very helpful. :-(


WBR
-- 
Boris Samorodov (bsam)
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FreeBSD committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve
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