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Date:      Wed, 7 Nov 2001 22:02:01 +0100
From:      "Thomas Coppens" <>
To:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Installing FreeBSD on an Asus A7V133 with onboard RAID
Message-ID:  <000001c167cf$7558ce50$0202a8c0@alfa>

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I'm trying to install FreeBSD on my computer which uses an Asus A7V133
main board with onboard Promise RAID controller, configured in RAID 0
(and fully operational under Windows XP). I also have a CD-writer and a
DVD, each connected to the one of the two IDE connectors of the VIA
When I load the kernel from the FreeBSD CD, I receive the following

ar0: 58623 MB (ATA RAID0 array> [7473/255/63] subdisks:
  ad4: 29311 MB <Maxtor 5T030H3> [59554/16/63] at ata2-master UDMA100
  ad4: 29311 MB <Maxtor 5T030H3> [59554/16/63] at ata2-master UDMA100
(null) REQUEST_SENSE command timeout - resetting
ata0: resetting devices

The kernel does find the RAID0 array... but gives a timeout?

Any help would be appreciated,
Thomas Coppens

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