> I have been trying to get FreeBSD onto a CF, and had an assortment of > issues. > > I now have a version of FreeBSD 5.X CURRENT that is compiled and > configured in the way I want by some people that are doing the same thing > I am. > > They use dd to flush this archive to a cf that is installed as an IDE > drive, so I tried to do the same thing. > > The test system I am using to write this has two hard drives, but not > hooked up at the same time. One is 5.1, the other is 4.9 > > I get the following message with 5.1: > > dd: /dev/ad2: Input/output error > 1+0 records in > 0+0 records out > 0 bytes transferred in 0.003308 secs (0 bytes/sec) > > So in case it was something odd, I went to the 4.9 and get this: > > dd: /dev/ad2: Input/output error > > Next I did tail /var/log/messages > > Dec 19 14:47:01 wanker /kernel: ad2: hard error reading fsbn 0 (ad2 bn 0; > cn 0 tn 0 sn 0) status=51 error=05 > Dec 19 14:47:01 wanker /kernel: ad2: reading primary partition table: > error reading fsbn 0 > > (error repeats several times) > > Most the posts I have seen with "hard error reading fsbn 0" relate to the > PIO mode, which is absolutely no help. > > Anyone have an idea where to start?
I don't know if it will help in any way, but it may be a start. Last time I tried to do a clone of one of our mail servers, I got an error very similar. We rectified the problem by putting a proper 80 conductor/40 pin cable to the hard disk, which replaced the standard 40 pin cable. If you indeed have a UDMA capable board, I'd at least give this an option. Steve > > --Eric > > _______________________________________________ > [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]"