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I got this annoying problem when upgradeing to 5.3, the miniinst iso blurps out "TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA" when it starts writing base to my disk. And when I tried to first install 5.2.1 and upgrade (cvsup, make buildworld etc.. ) to 5.3 that way everything seems fine until I reboot to single-user-mode, as soon as Im starting to write anything to the disk its blurping out those errors.. I have diagnosticed my disk, checked my cabling and fixed my PSU (installed a brand new one). No difference. I noticed that my ide-controller was supported in 4.11, but not? in 5.3, ...

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    Default more problems with 5.3 and "TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA"

    I got this annoying problem when upgradeing to 5.3, the miniinst iso
    blurps out "TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA" when it starts writing base to my
    disk. And when I tried to first install 5.2.1 and upgrade (cvsup, make
    buildworld etc.. ) to 5.3 that way everything seems fine until I
    reboot to single-user-mode, as soon as Im starting to write anything
    to the disk its blurping out those errors.. I have diagnosticed my
    disk, checked my cabling and fixed my PSU (installed a brand new one).
    No difference. I noticed that my ide-controller was supported in 4.11,
    but not? in 5.3, is that realy true? seems very strange...

    Sence I duel boot with Wintendo/Lunix and dont see this problem with
    those oses Im very confused of what to do next..

    Ill tried some snapshots to but no luck...

    / Mike

    ps My dmesg goes in the attachment, in hope for a patch/solution to
    this problem. ds


    Mike Guest

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    Default Re: more problems with 5.3 and "TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA"

    I had this same issue on an older AMD Nforce board. 5.2.1 seemed to install
    and run.. but moving to 5.3 gave me issues. I tinkered with the DMA
    settings in the BIOS.. to no avail. The Geometry seemed to be off on the
    drive I noticed (IBM deskstar) when I newfs'd it.. so I changed out drives..
    but never got it working.. I eventually just dropped Gentoo on it.

    What chipset, drive controller hard drive are you using on this system?

    T

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Mike Daemon" <com>
    To: "FreeBSD Questions" <org>
    Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005 1:15 PM
    Subject: more problems with 5.3 and "TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA"


    I got this annoying problem when upgradeing to 5.3, the miniinst iso
    blurps out "TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA" when it starts writing base to my
    disk. And when I tried to first install 5.2.1 and upgrade (cvsup, make
    buildworld etc.. ) to 5.3 that way everything seems fine until I
    reboot to single-user-mode, as soon as Im starting to write anything
    to the disk its blurping out those errors.. I have diagnosticed my
    disk, checked my cabling and fixed my PSU (installed a brand new one).
    No difference. I noticed that my ide-controller was supported in 4.11,
    but not? in 5.3, is that realy true? seems very strange...

    Sence I duel boot with Wintendo/Lunix and dont see this problem with
    those oses Im very confused of what to do next..

    Ill tried some snapshots to but no luck...

    / Mike

    ps My dmesg goes in the attachment, in hope for a patch/solution to
    this problem. ds



    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     


    Thomas Guest

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    Default Re: more problems with 5.3 and "TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA"

    On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 13:32:43 -0800, Thomas Foster <net> wrote: 

    Ill have seen some more posts on the list with about the same problem
    therefore, I hope some bright one will take alook at the code.. and
    post something smart.. Im very much stuck, hopeing any new snapshot
    will work..

    on an older AMD Nforce board. 5.2.1 seemed to install 

    http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=ata&sektion=4&manpath=FreeBSD+5.3-RELEASE

    Ill notised that my idecontroller IS supported by the ata-driver,
    witch makes it even stranger.. (I think I will check on my cabling
    once more, even if its a newly installed _rounded_ 32 pin cable..)

    My atacontroller: SiS 5513
    My HDD: Seagate 200 GB

     
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    >[/ref]
    Mike Guest

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    Default Re: more problems with 5.3 and "TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA" [SOLOTION]

    On Mar 27, 2005 11:47 PM, Mike Daemon <com> wrote: 
    >
    > Ill have seen some more posts on the list with about the same problem
    > therefore, I hope some bright one will take alook at the code.. and
    > post something smart.. Im very much stuck, hopeing any new snapshot
    > will work..
    >
    > on an older AMD Nforce board. 5.2.1 seemed to install 
    >
    > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=ata&sektion=4&manpath=FreeBSD+5.3-RELEASE
    >
    > Ill notised that my idecontroller IS supported by the ata-driver,
    > witch makes it even stranger.. (I think I will check on my cabling
    > once more, even if its a newly installed _rounded_ 32 pin cable..)
    >
    > My atacontroller: SiS 5513
    > My HDD: Seagate 200 GB
    >

    > >[/ref][/ref]

    I (with a little help from a good friend ) figured out an solution to
    the problem, in switching my brand new ata133 ide-cable to an "old
    school" ata33 ide-cable FreeBSD sets my drives to UDMA3 and boots up
    alright..

    key commands here:

    atacontrol list
    and
    atacontrol mode <channel number>

    ( my buddy had come across some message telling about how SiS had
    created an new "SiS 5513" chipset with the same tag.. unfortunal he
    didn't remember where that message were. But it would make sense why
    FreeBSD tryies to use UDMA5 on my UDMA3 only atachipset.. )
    Mike Guest

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