After 6.0-RELEASE, still cannot find ATA disk com VIA8235
João Carlos Mendes Luis
jonny at jonny.eng.br
Thu Nov 10 20:31:10 GMT 2005
Andrew P. wrote:
> On 11/10/05, João Carlos Mendes Luis <jonny at jonny.eng.br> wrote:
>>Andrew P. wrote:
>>>Please, do some research (googling) before asking
>>>such questions, as they usually require much more
>> I did, indeed, and found absolutely nothing. Do you have some info I
>>don't? Please tell me.
> I just was annoyed that you didn't get the make
> of your IDE controller right.
Looking to the ASUS site, the P4VP-MX board uses the VIA8325 southbridge:
Not 8233A as you said.
Also, FreeBSD detects the 8235 chip. It cannot just detect the disks.
>>>Your motherboard has VIA P4M266A chipset, carrying
>>>VT8233A on board. Ata(4) driver is not completely newhat,
>>>in 6.0, and it has supported this very IDE controller for
>>>some time already. Please consult your motherboard's
>> I may be teorettically supported, but it is not working, and it is the only
>>operating system with problems. The errors in 5.4 led me to believe the
>>problems were related to some kind of timing, but could get no further from this.
>> I did even search google to see if any other soul related any usage of
>>FreeBSD with this MoBo, just to find nothing. Or worse, to find other people
>>with the same problems:
>> I have even found one that say changing APIC would solve the problem, but
>>this did not solve mine:
>> I already did all this, and even disabled ACPI, which you did not
>>mentioned, but is almost always the big villain. May we get back to -stable
>>now? Or did I miss something I should have done before getting out of
>>-questions? Maybe -hackers, and not -stable, since this is now like hacking to me.
>> Or maybe the Hardware compatibility list shoud be changed to note this MoBo
>>is incompatible with FreeBSD.
> stable@ and current@ are for discussions specific to
> stable and current branches, which this issue is not.
> Try disconnecting the HDD, placing the CDROM on
> primary master and trying to boot, please.
I cannot do this right now, will try it tomorrow.
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