[Soekris] FreeBSD Install issue
czauner at onlineloop.com
Mon Dec 19 16:54:29 UTC 2005
On Mon, 19 Dec 2005, Tuc at T-B-O-H wrote:
> > > ad0: FAILURE - non aligned DMA transfer attempted :ad0: setting up DMA failed transfer attempted
> > There were DMA-issues reported; esp. also with specific CF-Cards.
> > It is wise to turn ATA-DMA *off*. completely. From a performance
> > point-of-view you don't need it anyway.
> How do I do that? I ended up putting it into a Multi-Card
> reader on my laptop and formatting/partitioning it there and it
> worked... So I'm atleast up and running... (Some weird stuff
> is happening I'm trying to track down, but right now don't think
> its a Soekris issue).
from "man ata" => /boot/device.hints
The following tunables are settable from the loader:
set to 1 for DMA access, 0 for PIO (default is DMA).
you can also set this interactively in the loader, for instance when
running an install-session. Write to /boot/device.hints to make it
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