I have the same problem with my asus p4s8x mobo on freebsd 4.9 and
prior....If i disable dma the cd will boot.;
5.1 works correctly(with dma enabled).
from the cases i've seen...they all include an ASUS motherboard...
> I've got both 4.9 and 5.1 loaded on my new ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
> with two 160Gb disks on the primary ATA controller.  5.1 does
> much better handling both ATA disks.  When I run 4.9 with the
> second disk connected, it hangs during kernel boot after the
> message:
> ad1: READ command timeout tag=0 serv=0 - resetting
> ata0: resetting devices
> I've seen what looks like similar problems in the archives (e.g.,
> http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/mid.cgi?188200406.20031109073901).
> It seems to happen on various motherboards and disk configurations.
> I wanted to provide another datapoint for configurations.
> My 4.9 came from the CD image downloaded from the ftp site last
> week (weds).  5.1 came from the subscription CD.
> The questions are:
> 1. Has anyone gotten a similar configuration working on 4.9?
> 2. Will it make a difference to CVSup?
> Thanks in advance!
> j

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