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Re: Problems with Soyo P4VTE Board

From: "Carl A. Schmidt" <carl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 01:47:17 -0400
Mail-followup-to: Matthew Dillon <dillon@apollo.backplane.com>, users@crater.dragonflybsd.org

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
> carl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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.

Carl Schmidt

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