Installation error Intel mobile ICH6M SATA controller.

Dean Patterson psamuel01 at
Fri Sep 2 15:25:04 PDT 2005

This occurred with 5.3/5.4-Release, 6-Current snapshot
from June/July, and 6.0-BETA1/2.  So I have tried them
all.  I have tried both a minimal cd using my NFS
server to downloading the 6.0-BETA2 disc1.  I always
do a minimal install and as far as partitions I have
tried the following;

1) Dangerously dedicated with one partition
2) One 20GB partition on a 40G HD
3) Dual-booting with Windows hoping the NT loader
woudl boot it.

I even tried an FTP install from a mirror so I have
tried several combos.  I dont see how it is a
configuration error when it happens each time.  Please

--- Kevin Oberman <oberman at> wrote:

> > Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 14:32:13 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Dean Patterson <psamuel01 at>
> > Sender: owner-freebsd-current at
> > 
> > PLEASE save me from LINUX!!  I can install FBSD on
> a
> > Dell D610 laptop just fine, but when I reboot it
> does
> > not recognize the drive/controller.  When I
> install
> > the boot loader I am presented with the F1 option
> and
> > when pressed I get "invalid slice."  When I
> install a
> > standard MBR I get "invalid partition table."  Any
> > fixes or patches?  I enjoy Gentoo, but I REALLY
> A little more information, please.
> What version of FreeBSD are you attempting to
> install?
> Which install did you do?
> How did you slice the disk?
> How did you partition the slice?
> If you boot the install floppy, can you start the
> holographic shell and
> do an "fdisk ad0"? "bsdlabel ad0s1"? I suspect
> something went awry in
> the configuration process.
> The exact details of how to do the above depends on
> just what version
> you were installing, but I'm assuming it was V6Beta?
> or you would have
> sent your message to questions@ and not to current at .
> -- 
> R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
> Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
> Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
> (Berkeley Lab)
> E-mail: oberman at			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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