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Date:      Mon, 15 Nov 2004 10:13:40 +0800
From:      Ganbold <>
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Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 5.3R amd64 problems with 8Gbs
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At 04:16 PM 11/13/2004, you wrote:
>Hi Ganbold,
>         I was reading through the lists and found your messages about 
> problems with
>FreeBSD 5.3 amd64. I'm having the exact same problems. I was able to finally
>boot with 8GBs only after setting hw.ata.ata_dma=0 in /boot/loader.conf.

I already disabled ATA in kernel config and compiled the kernel. In my case 
it is not ATA
problem only. There is also problem with ips driver which Scott is going to 
fix soon.
I can't test FreeBSD 5.2.1, because it doesn't have ips driver.
What SCSI controller you have? Please let me know.

>Actually you have to set this first at the boot prompt just to boot after an
>intsall! I'm booting and running off of ide drives. I'm not sure what you
>were using. Anyway, I hope this info helps. Here is a link to part of your
>message thread.
>         Let me know if either of you would like more information from me.

Right now I have FreeBSD 5.3 installed with 4GB RAM only.
Anyway thank you very much.


>Ray Bero
>PS. some basic info...
>single cpu tyan mobo
>everything works fine with 4Gbs or less
>I do the install with 4GBs or it fails as well
>I have the ECC bios settings as described in the thread above
>I'm pretty sure I had this problem starting with 5.3-RC1 (file system
>corruption with 8Gbs memory)
>Everything worked in 5.2.1 with 8Gbs

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