Just for the record ....... I wasn't able to persuade FreeBSD to recognise the drive, but changing the CDROM drive to another model fixed the problem.
All ok now. > I was wondering if any subscibers to this list recognise the > following problem. > > I just purchased 2 identical machines and I am looking to install 4.7 > from CD. > > Both machines exhibit exactly the same behavior, so I'm pretty sure > it is not defective hardware. > > The machine boots from CD successfully and when I skip kernel config > it runs through apparently recognising my variious devices until it > comes > to the CDROM. > > It then reports > > acd0 MODE_SENSE_BIG command timeout - resetting > ata1: resetting .. done > ( The message repeats itself many times.) > > I then start standard install, specify hard disk partitions and ask to > install from CDROM > > It then formats the hard disk ok, but reports > > acd0: TEST_UNIT_READY command timeout - resetting > ata1: resetting devices .. done > ( The message repeats itself many times.) > > finally it gives up and gives error message > > Error mounting /dev/acd0c on dist Input/Output Error(5) > > Any ideas why it should boot from CD, but not then recognise it ? > > It is a generic High Speed CDROM DRIVE, E-IDE/ATAPI interface > 52x speed. > > I've now launched an ftp-install, which is progressing slowly but > I'd much prefer to start again from CD > > Thanks in advance > > To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] > with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message