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

Matt Juszczak matt at atopia.net
Sun Jun 24 17:04:49 EDT 2007

> at the boot loader, choose option 6 to escape to the loader
> prompt.
> At the 'OK' prompt type "set hw.ata.ata_dma=0", hit return and
> then type "boot"

I don't have access to the console of the box.  They are switching to a 
different type of SATA controller.  I'm hoping this will fix the problem. 
If not, can this be done from loader.conf?

Also, are these warning messages causing data corruption/loss at all, or 
are they just indicative of retries that are effectively inefficient?  In 
other words, if swapping to a new controller has a positive outcome (no 
more error messages), should I force an OS reload anyway?


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