I have the exact same problem with two brand new MB's from Asus. The model is P4P800 and P4P800-VM and all the drives are brand new Seagate IDE drives. I have removed the CD-ROM drive and the box boots up fine with Primary and Secondary master but as soon as I add a 3rd drive the boot process hangs on ata0 (or ata1) "Resetting devices....". Changing the drive to Cable-Select or putting the slave at the end of the cable doesn't fix the problem either.
I'm going to call Asus tech support tomorrow but any thoughts suggestions are appreciated. Jonas Fornander - System Administrator Netwood Communications,LLC - www.netwood.net Find out why we're better - 310-442-1530 > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of > Mark Terribile > Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2003 8:16 PM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: IBM 120 G IDE -- problems > > > > Hi, > > I'm trying to add a 120G IDE drive, and FreeBSD > hangs during bootstrap. > > My current storage configuration is > 3 SCSI drives on an Adaptec controller > 2 floppy drives (3+1/2 and 5+1/4 -- yes!) on > the controller on the mobo (a Gigabyte > GA-SINXP1394) > 1 Sony CD-ROM on the ATA 0 on the mobo, master > 1 Artec CD-RW on the ATA 1 on the mobo, master > > This configuration works fine. > > I tried to add the drive, an IBM (now Hitachi) > 120G Deskstar, as a slave on the ATA 0 adaptor. > The BIOS recognizes is, but during bootstrap > I get a message saying that ATA 0 has timed out > on some kind of tagged operation, followed by > a message indicating a reset and three dots, and > no newline. The bootstrap stops right here. > > I've tried making the new drive the master, with > and without the CD-ROM, running that cable off the > other IDE interface, and replacing the cable, all > with no change. I've even checked the voltages on > the board side of the power connector, and felt the > drive as it powers up (vibration suggests both > rotation and a few seeks). I've got an Antec 420W > power supply, so there should be enough juice. > > A drive problem seems unlikely; this was a new disk > sealed in silver mylar and I expect these drives > to be rock-solid. (Should I doubt this?) > > I'll be grateful for any help you can offer. I'm > not a subscriber to the hardware list (but I did > search it for likely articles), so please reply > on freebsd-questions, or reply to me at > [EMAIL PROTECTED] . > > Mark Terribile > > > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software > http://sitebuilder.yahoo.com > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"