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System freeze with UltraDMA CD

Contributed by: Va
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

If your system freezes while booting, without giving any warnings, you may find that you can boot by entering the Safe menu (press Spacebar when the bootloader appears) and select “no DMA, don’t call BIOS, disable SMP support.” If this gets you going, enter your system BIOS and disable any DMA modes for CD (CD is usually slave at IDE0 or IDE1).

Alternatively, see the tip Make boot options permanent.

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