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  1. #1
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    Problems with installing FreeBSD

    Im trying to install FreeBSD version 5.3 on my new machine. Its a celeron 2.2 ghz with an asus P4VP-MX, a 3ware 7006-2 raid controller with 2x Western Digital Cavia SE WD800JB.
    When i put in the boot disc of FreeBSD, it starts to boot and it hangs after this:


    acpi_cpu throttling enabled, 16 steps (100% to 6.2%) , currently 100.0%
    ata1-master: FALURE - ATAPI_IDENTIFY timed out
    ata1-master: FALURE - ATAPI_IDENTIFY timed out
    ata1-master: FALURE - ATAPI_IDENTIFY timed out
    twed0: <Unit 0, TwinStor, Normal> on twe0
    twed0: 76318MB (156299440 sectors)


    I have no idea what to do... i searched on google for it but couldnt really find anything usefull. It just stops there... i waited for about an hour but nothing happens.
    When i boot in safe-mode, i get a panic error 9... same when i boot without acpi.
    I've been trying different bios settings but without luck. The 3ware bios does recognize both disks and i have created the raid-1 array succesfully (a few times).

    I also tried taking out the controller and putting it in an other pci slot. I also took out the controller and put 1 disk at the mainboard, then it didnt hang and all loaded successfully, so the problem seem to be the 3ware controller.

    Anyone has an idea on how i can fix this? Since i get this error on such an early stage (even before the install begins), i dont know what i can do since there is not much else to do... (settings wise)

    I also tried with freebsd 5.4 but i get the exact same problem with that version... any help would be appreciated since im completely lost ! Thanks a lot

  2. What is happening you you boot in verbose mode (boot -v at the loader prompt) ... please make sure ACPI is disabled when booting as well.

    Have you tried 5.4 ?

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  3. #3
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    Sounds like it can't identify things on the raid (ata). Try updating or looking for a patch for it.

  4. #4
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    I did download the latest firmware and bios for the 3ware card, didnt make any difference.

    @ phil, if you had read my post better, you'd see i already tried booting without acpi and with 5.4...

  5. #5
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    When i boot in verbose mode, i get this:

    twed0: <Unit 0, TwinStor, Normal> on twe0
    twed0: 76318MB (156299440 sectors)
    ioapic0: routing intpin 1 (ISA IRQ 1) to cluster 0
    ioapic0: routing intpin 4 (ISA IRQ 4) to cluster 0
    ioapic0: routing intpin 6 (ISA IRQ 6) to cluster 0
    ioapic0: routing intpin 7 (ISA IRQ 7) to cluster 0
    ioapic0: routing intpin 8 (ISA IRQ 8) to cluster 0
    ioapic0: routing intpin 9 (ISA IRQ 9) to cluster 0
    ioapic0: routing intpin 13 (ISA IRQ 13) to cluster 0
    ioapic0: routing intpin 14 (ISA IRQ 14) to cluster 0
    ioapic0: routing intpin 15 (ISA IRQ 15) to cluster 0
    ioapic0: routing intpin 23 (ISA IRQ 23) to cluster 0
    GEOM: new disk twed0


    Btw it seems its not hanging completely... when i press the power off button on the case, i get this:

    acpi request ignored, not ready yet

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