Could possible be a bad cable. I have had problems read time outs before and they 
where caused by a bad IDE cable.

Try changing the cable setting to UDMA33, in the bios.

On Thu, 19 Jun 2003 10:48:46 +0200
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> Hi!
> 
> I'm having problems installing FreeBSD 4.8. After the Kernel configuration 
> page, the system hangs with these messages:
> 
> ad0: [the-name-of-my-hd] at ata0 -master BIOSDMA
> ad1: READ command timeout tag=0 serv=0 -resetting
> 
> ata0: resetting devices
> 
> And that's it. The machine just sits there like a dog that's been shown a card 
> trick.
> 
> I have succesfully installed FreeBSD by disconnecting the master and setting 
> the slave as master, but I would like to use them both.
> 
> Any Bios settings that would help?
> 
> Regards
> 
> Arild Ring°y
> 
> 
> 
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