I have installed FreeBSD-4.8-stable on my Intel 815 chipset Pentium III box. It has a hard drive (Seagate ST-340014A)jumpered as primary master and a DVDROM (Asus E616) jumpered as the primary slave. I also have a CDWriter (Samsung SW-212B) on the secondary master. When FreeBSD Boots up it throws out an error while identifying the DVDROM Drive as ATA Device Identification Retries Exceeded. If i change the places of the DVDROM and cdwriter then the dvdrom works fine but the same error occurs for the cdwriter which is now primary slave. The firmware of the DVDROM is updated to the latest release and so in the MotherBoard BIOS (Fujitsu-siemens D1184). All the drives works fine in Windows as well as NetBSD and Linux. I would be very grateful to anyone who would please guide to get all my drives working under FreeBSD.
Subhro Sankha Kar
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