On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 12:37:05AM +0100, Gafgo wrote: > Hello there! I am a newbie to FreeBSD but have read a lot of handbooks. > I have also installed different versions on my old computer just to > practice (incl 4.8, 4.9, 5.0, 5.1). Now I have bought a new computer and > wanted to install 4.9 for real. But during boot up this happened: > ad0: REAL command timeout tag=0 serv=0 - resetting > ata0: resetting devices... > and there it hangs. When I tried 5.1 I had no problem. Could it be a > hardware problem??
It sounds to me as if your new machine has hardware which is supported under 5.x but not 4.9. That's a very good reason to install 5.2 -- caveats about "early adopters" notwithstanding, by all accounts 5.2 is turning out nicely. I'd worry about using it for a system that was mission critical to a business (read: financial consequences if it isn't up and running), but for a home system I think it would do very well. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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