I recently installed FreeBSD 4.3 on a ABit BP6 machine, dual Celeron
466 MHz, with IBM DeskStar 30 GB drives. Those drives are connected to
the HPT 366 Ultra/66 IDE controller.
The install went fine and I managed to boot FreeBSD, but it is
extremely unstable: as soon as disk activity goes up (a kernel compile,
for example), I get an error message about a "read timeout" and the
system freezes solid. Time to reboot...
(By the way, the same hardware runs Windows 2000 without problems. Go
So i'm wondering if anybody out there is running some sort of similar
configuration. Maybe we could exchange some notes...
Also, are there known bugs in the HPT 366 driver in FreeBSD 4.3?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me,