Booting in safe-mode doesn't have the TIMEOUT - READ_BIG messages, but instead I get an interrupt storm detected. The LiveCD didn't work because when I boot with ACPI disabled, no disks are detected which means that I cannot mount the LiveCD. :(
On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 2:19 PM, patrick <gibblert...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi, I just got a new Dell Inspiron 530s, and am having some trouble > getting FreeBSD 7.1 installed on it. When I boot up from the CD, after > it detects all of the disks, I start getting messages like: > > acd0: TIMEOUT - READ_BIG retrying (1 retry left) > > and so on. > > Google results suggested that I disable ACPI from the boot menu. This > works insofar as I get to the installation menu; however, when I go to > partition the disk, it says that no disks were found. Is there a way I > can disable ACPI, but set some boot-time variables to help the system > find the disk controller? > > I'm in the process of creating a LiveCD to see if acpidump might help > isolate just what the problem is, but if anyone has some advice in the > meantime, I'd greatly appreciate it. > > Thanks, > > Patrick > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"