DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-07
Re: Problems with Soyo P4VTE Board
On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 03:05:32PM -0400, Carl A. Schmidt wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 10:15:45AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> > :I am about to lose access to my laptop so I'm trying to get
> > :DF to work on my workstation. It's a cheapo setup with a
> > :Soyo P4VTE motherboard and a Celeron 2.4GHz CPU. The Serial
> > :ATA controller is recognized, but the live CD proceeds to set
> > :it to DMA33 because of a non-ATA66 cable it claims. I have
> > :a DVD/CD drive (combo) on the parallel ATA cable and am
> > :trying to install from said device onto the serial ATA hard
> > :drive.
> > :
> > :Once the machine gets to recognizing the hard drive speed incorrectly
> > :it then goes on with the following:
> > :
> > :acd0: MODE_SENSE_BIG command timeout - resetting
> > :ata0: resetting devices .. ata0: mask=03 ostat1=51 ostat2=00
> > :acd0: ATAPI 14 eb
> > :ata0-slave: ATAPI 7f 7f
> > :ata0: mask=03 stat0=10 stat1=00
> > :ata0: devices = 04
> > :done
> > :
> > :This proceeds endlessly until I reset the computer, to no avail.
> > :I am at a loss as I no longer have my laptop to investigate with.
> > :--
> > :Carl
> > Hmm. Well, the hard drive I presume is on ata1 and that is
> > probably working just fine. The cable junk for SATA is ignored and
> > should have no effect on the SATA transfer speed.
> > The problem appears to be on the EIDE controller that the CDROM
> > is connected to. We have an entry for that chipset (05711106),
> > but I may not be able to do anything without the hardware in front
> > of me to figure out why FreeBSD can get through the reset sequence
> > but we cannot.
> > Is it repeating the 'ata0-slave' line over and over again? That
> > would imply that it is trying to talk to the (presumably non-existant)
> > slave. Double check your cable and drive. Make sure the cable has not
> > been installed with the two ends reversed. There is a right way and
> > wrong way. And make sure that the CD/DVD drive is jumpered as a master.
> > -Matt
> > Matthew Dillon
> > <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Okay, I've tried new cables, tried jumpering the drive every possible
> way, and tried using both primary and secondary connectors on the
> motherboard all to no avail. Unfortunately I don't have a spare drive
> to test. I will attempt purchasing a new drive tomorrow or something.
> I need a new CD-R drive anyway now that I don't have a laptop.
> Also, yes it is repeating the ata0-slave line over and over. I will
> experiment with serial console logging on my server machine in a little
> while to see if I can show the full DF dmesg.
> Carl Schmidt
After reading some old FreeBSD mailing list material it seems
setting the CD drive to be the slave works, I guess I didn't try that.
I thought I did. This doesn't help figure out why it's failing to
reset, but it does help me finally get DF installed on my workstation.