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Here's my hardware setup as far as ide goes: Primary Master - IBM 40 gig hard drive (IC35L040AVVN07-0) Primary Slave - Liteon CD-Rom LTN56D Secondary Master - Maxtor 20 gig hard drive (92041U4) Secondary Slave - HP CD-Writer Plus 9100i When I boot up from the install cd for FreeBDS 5.0 and it lists the devices as it finds them, it does fine up until it reaches the cd-writer. The last thing I see is the listing for the Liteon CD-Rom and then it just freezes. Not even an error message here. To get around this in FreeBSD 4.6 all I had to do was go into the BIOS and change the Secondary Slave PIO to Mode0. This didn't work for version 5.0. I also tried to disable the Secondary Slave UDMA with no effect, and I tried setting the access mode from Auto to lba, chs and large. The following are commands I've tried to get around this: set hw.ata.ata_dma="1" set hw.ata.atapi_dma-"1" set hint.foo.0.disabled None of those made the least amount of difference. My motherboard is a Jetway 603TCFL with a Pentium III 1.1 ghz processor and a via chipset. The BIOS is Phoenix-Award BIOS v6.00PG, 07/12/02. Any ideas on what else to check for in the BIOS or other commands to try? I'd rather keep my hardware basically the way it is, meaning Primary master and Secondary master being the hard drives and Primary slave Secondary slave the cd-rom/writer. I am willing to switch the writer and rom around if that might help. Thanks in advance for any help and ideas. __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center - forms, calculators, tips, more http://taxes.yahoo.com/ To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message