freebsd problem: Cannot detect Hard Disk (SATA)

Milan Obuch milan at
Wed Jan 19 04:27:34 PST 2005

On Wednesday 19 January 2005 13:19, yoke an wrote:
>    Hi ,
>    We have recently purchased Tyan Transport GX21 (B2735G21S2) with Tiger
>    i7501R S2735-8M motherboard. I'm trying to install FreeBSD v4.8 but it
>    cannot detect my hard disk during the installation. I think the
>    problem should be the SATA driver. Coz I'm currently using SATA
>    instead of IDE/ATAPI.
>    Is FreeBSD v4.8 support SATA or any available free downld driver for
>    SATA? Can I use "ICH5-R SATA Chip driver " for supporting FreeBSD
>    v4.8? If yes, where can i downld it?

Could you try 5.3? I think 4.8 does not support SATA well, if at all. On 
contrary, I am using SATA on 5.3 without problems, the last time I tried 4.10 
all I got was unknown disk or something like this.

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