FreeBSD 7.0 SATA Controller

Shaun Sabo shaun.bsd at
Fri May 2 03:03:18 UTC 2008

but then why does it not complain in freebsd 6.2, linux, or windows but it
does in 7.0? and why i mean by the freebsd sysinstaller is the screen you
get when you boot a freebsd disk or when you type sysinstall at a command
line in a bsd system. i had the problem where it would only boot 2/3 of the
way into the bios once before when i used debian, it was because debian was
still on the 2.4 linux kernel and didnt support my mobo yet so it tried to
detect it and you had to completely power off the system to get it to boot
again, which seems like what is happening here. im going to try re-flashing
the bios just to make sure that nothing is wrong with them. And also i tried
both the 7.0-RELEASE and 7-STABLE livefs disks and both of them cannot mount
the livefs image.

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 10:56 PM, Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at> wrote:

> On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 10:46:53PM -0400, Shaun Sabo wrote:
> > i tried both the 7-stable and 7.0-RELEASE livefs disks and when i went
> into
> > fixit then to CD/DVD livefs it would ask me for the livefs cd (which i
> had
> > in the drive and which i booted from) it looks like i cant even mount
> the
> > image of the livefs disk from the cd-rom drive.
> I'd recommend you burn one of the snapshot livefs images to a CD and
> boot it.  This is what I was implying the first time around.  It should
> give you a live FreeBSD system with common utilities.
> > also iv noticed that when i
> > reboot after booting into the sysinstaller the bios gets about 2/3 of
> the
> > way booted and stops and i have to hold the power and reboot to get back
> > into opensuse/vista.
> I don't understand what this means.  "When I reboot after booting into
> the sysinstaller".  Are you talking about FreeBSD sysinstall?
> Otherwise, any situation where the BIOS does not boot your hard disks
> sounds more like a BIOS or system problem and definitely has nothing to
> do with FreeBSD.
> --
> | Jeremy Chadwick                                jdc at |
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