Plextor DVDRW not recognized during install
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Wed Dec 13 13:44:22 PST 2006
On 12/12/06, Brooks Davis <brooks at one-eyed-alien.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 10:12:37PM -0500, Josh Abbe wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> > First of all, I hope I am doing this (sending a mass email)
> correctly. I
> > didn't see any instructions or guidelines, so here goes:
> > I am trying to install FreeBSD 6.1 (Amd64). I am a complete newbie, but
> > thought I would be able to do it following the FreeBSD Hand Book. Well,
> > everything looked like it was going fine. I chose a language/country,
> > the auto configuration for the HDD partitions, and eventually got to the
> > screen that asked me to choose which media to install from. I chose
> > CD/DVD. Then, it gave me an error saying that the system could not
> > my CD drive. Weird...since it seemed to know the drive was there to get
> > to that point.
> > Right now, installing over FTP is not an option. I posted my problem in
> > FreeBSD forum, but no one seemed to have any solutions other than to
> send an
> > email to the DL (as I am doing now).
> > The drive I am trying to install off of is the (SATA) Plextor DVDRW (PX
> > 716A/SW)
> > I have an ASUS A8N32-SLI mobo, an 80 Gb WD SATA HDD (where FreeBSD will
> > a 150 Gb WD Raptor X (with Win XP currently installed), an AMD FX-60
> > dual-core proc (2.6Ghz), a GeForce 7900 GTX, 2GB Corsair memory, Sound
> > Blaster X-Fi, etc... I cant think of any more parts that would make a
> > difference.
> ATAPI SATA devices are not yet supported, sorry. You'll need to get a
> PATA drive for now.
> -- Brooks
Could he perhaps use a SATA-PATA bridge/converter thing? Would it work then,
after being plugged into a PATA port?
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