Hello, The problem is your motherboard has a junk ide controller that FreeBSD does not support DMA on properly. If you disable DMA in the BIOS, FreeBSD will boot and install properly.
Sincerely, Scott Kupferschmidt ISPrime, Inc. 866.502.4678 ext. 3 AIM: Scott ISPrime - ICQ: 174337249 On Thu, 27 May 2004, Paul Brownsea wrote: > I thought I'd give FreeBSD a go after enjoying using Linux, so I downloaded > and burnt the FreeBSD 4.9 ISO images and I can't seem to install. I get > past the bit with configuring the kernel but get stuck just afterwards, the > last two messages are as follows: > > ad0: READ command timeout tag=0 serv=0 - resetting > ata0: resetting devices .. > > And then it just hangs. > > -- > "Plaese porrf raed." > -- Prof. Michael O'Longhlin, S.U.N.Y. Purchase > > _______________________________________________ > [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]"