kern/144930: SATA DVD Drive is not detected

Zbigniew Luszpinski zbiggy at
Sun Mar 21 17:50:02 UTC 2010

>Number:         144930
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       SATA DVD Drive is not detected
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Mar 21 17:50:01 UTC 2010
>Originator:     Zbigniew Luszpinski
>Release:        8.0-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso
I try to install 8.0-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso on my machine. It correctly boots from burned DVD image. The SATA hdd is detected. I auto partition it (A,Q keys), then set default directory layout (A,Q keys). Next I choose minimal installation. Then finally land on "Choose installation media" screen. I choose CD/DVD. Hit Enter. The message box appears: "No CD/DVD device found!".

In AHCI mode SATA DVD drive is not detected at installation media screen.
In noRAID mode SATA hdd is not detected and I can not partition the drive (the installer stops before partition drive screen because it did not detect hdd drive).

My hw setup:
Asrock K10N78FullHD-hSLI R3.0 (Nvidia MCP78S chipset know also as Geforce 8200 with current bios) mainboard.
Seagate ST380013AS SATA1 drive
Samsung SH-S223C SATA1 drive or Optiarc 7200S SATA1 drive.
2GiB RAM DDR2 800MHz CL4
AMD Phenom 9550
500W PSU
Use 8.0-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso and boot it from SATA DVD drive on any Nvidia MCP78S (Geforce 8200) mainboard. The screen "Choose installation media" will tell you: "No CD/DVD device found!".
Nvidia MCP78S chipset is classical AHCI SATA controller. Works very well on Linux - see open driver. All SATA DVD drives use ATAPI protocol over SATA bus.


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