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ad0 TIMEOUT during install



On Sat, 7 Aug 2004 12:30:57 +0200
Erik Johnsson <erik_(_at_)_erikjohnsson_(_dot_)_net> wrote:

> When I try to install FreeBSD 5.2.1 from floppies I get this when it tries to format the disk, the installation freezes(though caps lock work).
> 
> ad0 TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying(2 retries left) LBA=63
> ad0 DMA limited to UDMA33, non-ATA66 cable or device
> ad0 Warning - WRITE_DMA interrupt was seen but timeout failed.
> ad0 Warning - WRITE_DMA interrupt was seen but taskqueue stalled LBA=63
> 
> I've googled and I have yet to see a solution to this problem.


It was simply a broken cable. :)

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