(Sorry for the repost, but in retrospect, I thought a subject detailing the actual problem would garner more responses.)
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. ... time passes ... 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. :( Has anyone found a way to work around this sort of issue before? Thanks, Patrick _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"