[ANNOUNCEMENT] Wiki for discussing P35/IHC9(R)/SATA issues set up

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Tue Nov 6 02:38:51 PST 2007

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 02:35:07AM -0800, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > From what other people are saying I think it needs to be the p35/ihc9(r)
> > combo specifically.
> These two things are somewhat conflicting.
> 1) If the problem is fixed by Xi Lin's patch, then that seems to
>    indicate it should be affecting everyone using the ICH9 controller,
>    including those who use Asus, Abit, or MSI boards.
> 2) Boot manager as in the BIOS boot device menu, or as in FreeBSD BTX?
>    If BIOS boot device menu, then that doesn't mean anything.  The
>    BIOS could indeed be doing something wrong which FreeBSD expects
>    to be right.  Problems like this should ideally be brought to the
>    attention of the mainboard manufacturer.
> 3) The issue appears to be specific to the Gigabyte P35 board, which
>    to me means someone needs to get Gigabyte involved in all of this.

Correction to my mail -- the OP states his problem is with a MSI Neo-F
P35, not a Gigabyte board.  I'm not sure where I got Gigabyte from...

Someone may want to involve MSI in this ordeal.  Their generic technical
support team probably won't be of much assistance; we'd need to find
someone in Taiwan who is more familiar with the engineering side of

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