> > > (And now the messages) > > ad1: WRITE command timeout tag=0 serv=0 - resetting > > ata0: resetting devices -- done > > It really really looks like a hardware fault.
This is what I suspected but below in my post, I checked the drive with a diagnostic utility from the manufacturer and the drive tested OK. <snip> > > ad1: removed from configuration done > > handle_workitem_freeblocks: block count > > Oh yeah, so it removes its boot disk from the configuration because it > thinks it faulty and you think it may proceed without it? No I didn't. Well I can see that this is going to be a barrel of laughs. I don't quite understand FreeBSD and this is why I came here for help. Sorry that I asked my question. > > Judging by the error messages, the system is telling me that there is a > > problem with the drive. Well I shutdown the system and looked again at > > the jumpers on the drives. They are set correctly. Next I go out to > > the net and get a diagnostic utility for the hard drive and run it on > > the drive. It passed with flying colors. I even reinstalled FreeBSD > > and even installed the 5.1 to see if the same thing occurs and it does. Here is where I stated that I tested the drive. And I also checked to see if the jumpers were correctly set. > You could try setting PIO mode to see if the problem persists: > # atacontrol mode 0 XXX PIO0 I will try this and let you know what happens. > Does the same thing happen to ad0? In the email, ad0 has windows and Linux on it. I did not try and mount the windows slice and see if this drive exhibits the same behavior. I did not have any issues with the drive using it as storage for Windows and Linux. It seemed to start when I put FreeBSD on the drive. > You can change it back to LBA in the BIOS, can't you? I did and it doesn't seem to help. Funny thing is though is when I wipe out the drive, BIOS sees the drive as a LBA but after installation and the subsequent reboot, which causes the computer to hang and I have to to a hard reboot, then the drive shows up as a CHS so I do not know. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"