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> From [EMAIL PROTECTED] Fri Dec 12 14:11:27 2003
> From: "McMahon, Chris" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: ...
> Subject: FreeBSD 4.8 will not boot on 865 motherboard in any mode! 
> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 14:36:42 -0700
> Hello... 
>       I'm afraid my mail to the BSD board bounces-feel free to re-send
> this... 
>       I have just discovered that FreeBSD 4.8 does not boot 865
> motherboards in either "Enhanced" or "Legacy" mode.  But I know from
> experience that FreeBSD 4.9 and 5.1 both handle the 865 though, in either
> mode-the problem is in the ata driver, and has been cropping up for some
> time, although I haven't found a root cause. 
>       As a workaround, I'm using a 4.9 kernel in a 4.8 installation.  It's
> ugly, but it'll get me through the night... 
>       -Chris  
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