Hacom CV863A3U10E documented.
Oh, the horrors! I documented in the wiki how to get this beast working properly. Proceed with caution!
Thanky ou for putting that together. Very valuable information! :D
I am currently trying to install Beta2 to a CV863A4R10E (4x 10/100 version of the same unit). I have Beta-1 working fine on a flash but want to move to a Microdrive to allow for installing packages [3gb Hitachi].
However, I have been unable to boot the CD and use the HD due to DMA read timeouts. When I used these drives previously with Linux on the same boxes, I needed to disable DMA in the OS (I've already disabled it in Bios and set PIO to Mode-0 as recommended in the Wiki posting above).
Is there any way to disable DMA during the boot process? If not, does anybody have any ideas on how I might work around this issue?
Things I've done:
a) Disable DMA in Bios
b) Force PIO Mode 0 and 3 (not tried 2 or 4 yet)
c) Tried both settings of CH1 (foorce IDE2 between ATA 33 and 100/66)
d) Tried both settings of JCF2 (set the CF card between primary and secondary
I have not tried booting in an alternate boot mode because I do not have the PS/2 adapter cable :(
OK - to answer my own question…
Based on this post [ http://m0n0.ch/wall/list/showmsg.php?id=73/62 ], I edited the /boot/loader.rc file on the ISO and added the following 2 lines to the very top:
Then burned the ISO and booted - pfSense now loaded in PIO mode and everything worked fine. The setting was retained during the install.
Question for the developers - Will the pfSense update process lose these changes or am I now good until I need to do a new full install?
For reference I used a trial of a program called UltraISO to edit the file. You need to extract the file out of the iso, edit it, then paste it back in and save your new ISO. http://www.ezbsystems.com/ultraiso/index.html