On Sunday 07 September 2003 10:16 pm, Mark Terribile wrote: > 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?)
Yes, you should doubt this. I've had new IBM and a Western Digital drives die on me this year. If you can, test the drive in a different computer and/or operating system. For what it's worth, I have 120GB (Maxtor) hard drives in computers running FreeBSD 4.8 and 5.1. > > 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 Best of luck, Andrew L. Gould _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"