[nycbug-talk] Issue with freebsd 6.2 and disk drives

Steven Kreuzer skreuzer at exit2shell.com
Sun Jun 24 14:50:27 EDT 2007

On Sun, Jun 24, 2007 at 02:24:18AM -0400, Matt Juszczak wrote:
> Hi all,
> My dedicated server company is deploying me a new FreeBSD 6.2 server.  The box 
> uses SATA drives, and is an AMD Athlon box.
> I was getting the following error flooding my dmesg:
> ad4: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (1 retry left) LBA=*********

at the boot loader, choose option 6 to escape to the loader 

At the 'OK' prompt type "set hw.ata.ata_dma=0", hit return and 
then type "boot"

Steven Kreuzer

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