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 From:  Jim Stahlin <Jim at stahlin dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Hard drive install problems
 Date:  Thu, 16 Jun 2005 19:44:03 -0500
I will try replacing the IDE cable and see if that helps.  If it doesn't 
I will try another machine.  The only problem is that all the old gear I 
have is Compaq Deskpro 4000 and 6000's. 

Chris Buechler wrote:

>On 6/16/05, Jim Stahlin <Jim at stahlin dot net> wrote:
>>I think it may be a problem with the CDrom or floppy drive so I tried to
>>install monowall to the hard drive.  When I do the HD install the
>>computer boots up but hangs right after the IPfilter/ipsec line.  It
>>waits and then says this:
>>ad:0 read command timeout tag=0 serv=0 - resetting
>>ata0: resetting devices .. done
>>ad0: (hard drive info)
>FreeBSD list archives have a lot of hits on this.  Seems there were
>bugs in the very early 4.x days that caused this, but have long since
>been resolved.  Other resolutions I found were bad drive, and bad IDE
>cable.  Since you've already replaced the drive, I'd go for the IDE
>cable.  Otherwise, given the other problems, your IDE controller or
>whole box might just be flaky.
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