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Re: OpenBSD and DMA
> I recently tried installing OpenBSD 2.5 (release) on a 500 meg HDD (IDE)
> on an i386, and halfway through the base25.tgz download, the computer
> rebooted. I am almost positive it has to do with DMA, and how the HDD
> can't handle it. I had the same problem with Slackware 3.6 a while ago,
> because it was using kernel 2.0.36, which has DMA enabled by default
> (plus the timeout messages clued me in). My question:
> is there a way to disable HDD DMA before loading the kernel, or maybe
> another way?
It is already disabled. 2.5 did not do IDE DMA. It sounds as if your
PC is broken.