SATA 80G HDD can't detect
rocky at pokpok.com
Thu Dec 29 22:03:49 PST 2005
In fact, I try to install Linux FC4 and that is successful.
I try to get the dmeg and will mail to you again.
So, what I am thinking is Dell made something and which FreeBSD can't
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gayn Winters" <gayn.winters at bristolsystems.com>
To: "'rocky'" <rocky at pokpok.com>; <questions at FreeBSD.org>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 1:51 PM
Subject: RE: SATA 80G HDD can't detect
> > On Behalf Of rocky
> > Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 5:20 PM
> > Subject: SATA 80G HDD can't detect
> > Dear all,
> > I got the Dell PE850 server, which is running SATA with 80G
> > HDD, but I try to boot it up and install the FreeBSD6.0,
> > it can detect the Disk Controller but any HDD.
> > In the boot up screen, it show me the chipset is ICH7.
> > Please help.
> The ata driver in 6.0 supports ICH7 (man ata).
> First, double check the fundamentals: cables, power, BIOS, and the
> daughter card connector. Try the other SATA connector on the MB's
> daughter card. Does the BIOS see and correctly identify the HDD? Is it
> set to boot from a SATA or a SCSI drive?
> Second, run the system diagnostics that came with the PE850. (They take
> a long time to run.) What do the disk diagnostics say? [Hopefully,
> since FBSD can't see the HDD, you haven't blown away the utility
> partition on your HDD. If you have, then you'll have to download them,
> repartition the HDD and reinstall them.) Cf.
> Third, run the disk manufacturer's diagnostics.
> Hopefully, all hardware checks ok including the HDD, and the BIOS can
> boot the system utilities (which in particular means it can read/write
> the HDD.) I'm assuming you can boot FBSD's first installation disk.
> You'll need to post the dmesg from that. Also tell us precisely what
> the "fdisk section" says.
> Good luck!
> Bristol Systems Inc.
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