amd64/125002: amd64, SATA hard disks not detected
fabian at wenks.ch
Sun Jun 29 15:30:08 UTC 2008
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From: Fabian Wenk <fabian at wenks.ch>
To: "J.C." <goodbitster at gmail.com>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: amd64/125002: amd64, SATA hard disks not detected
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 17:27:59 +0200
On 26.06.08 09:07, J.C. wrote:
>>Synopsis: amd64, SATA hard disks not detected
> The FreeBSD 7.0 amd64 installer says it can't find any disk
> drives on my computer.
> For whatever it's worth, here's the dmesg output from my OpenBSD
> installation (which found and installed on the SATA disk drives
> in question without any changes to the system or BIOS):
> wd0 at pciide1 channel 0 drive 0: <WDC WD5000AAKS-00YGA0>
> wd0: 16-sector PIO, LBA48, 476940MB, 976773168 sectors
> wd0(pciide1:0:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 5
> wd1 at pciide1 channel 1 drive 0: <WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B0>
> wd1: 16-sector PIO, LBA48, 476940MB, 976773168 sectors
> wd1(pciide1:1:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 5
OpenBSD did find them as IDE (aka P-ATA) disks.
Somewhere in the BIOS settings should be an option to switch the
SATA controller to AHCI, maybe this helps.
On most computers this setting defaults to P-ATA mode, which is a
slower compatibility mode and is needed for an other OS to work.
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