Originally Posted by Tripled
I am getting this same issue on my system with the 9.0 USB Live img, the 9.0 DVD Live iso and the 9.1 Beta DVD iso, during initial boot up of the media.
The DVD is SATA and set to AHCI. The SATA port is on an ASMedia ASM1061 controller.
The USB drive was tried set to 'harddrive' and 'auto' with the same effect. The USB was tried on both an AMD SB950 'controlled' port and on an ASMedia USB 3.0 'controlled' port.
I have also tried "re-burning" the disk and USB img to no avail.
Any suggestion or anymore info required?
P.S: I have an ASUS Crosshair V Formula, AMD 990FX - SB950 , AM3+ Motherboard. AMD FX 8150 (8 core) and 16 GB memory.
The system presently works fine with Funtoo Linux. It has had FreeBSD 8? working fine on it as well.
As for the USB issues above, it got sorted out some how. I did however re-'burn' the .img (3rd time) to the stick and it now boots fully on both controller ports.
As for the DVD, with the DVD attached to the ASM-1061 controller port, neither FreeBSD 9.0, PC-BSD-9.0 nor PCBSD-9.1 will boot off it (not finding the kernel) whereas Gentoo 12.1 LiveDVD will. (just showing the comparison)
Also, when booting FreeBSD-9.0 and PCBSD-9.0 Live from USB stick with the DVD plugged into the same controller, they both continually time out on achicd0, yet when i unplug the DVD from that controllers port, everything boots up as per normal.
When i switch the DVD for a drive on a AMD SB950 port, and vis-versa, all three 'BSDs boot fine off the DVD, as well as the drive on the ASM-1061 controller port working.
It should be noted that this works as long as i 'hard' boot the computer everytime i test each disk. When soft booting, the results tend to differ each time. Very frustrating finding that point out.
I don't know what the issue is with that DVD on that controller with the 'BSDs, but it is sorted out now with the change around, so tomorrow i can try out PCBSD 9.1 and see how it works.
It does have quite the nice installer though, crisp and clean, very nice.