Hard disk not detected during install

Raphael Salas raphael_salas at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 3 23:12:50 UTC 2008

> From: raphael_salas at hotmail.com> To: gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk> Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 22:37:31 +0000> CC: freebsd-current at freebsd.org> Subject: RE: Hard disk not detected during install> > > > Subject: Re: Hard disk not detected during install> From: gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk> To: raphael_salas at hotmail.com> CC: freebsd-current at freebsd.org> Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 10:49:56 +0000> > On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 22:43 +0000, Raphael Salas wrote:> > Hi,> > > > I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7479, and want to run> > FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE on it. However, during partitioning, my hard disk> > (SATA) is not found, even with ACPI disabled and during safe mode.> > pciconfig -lv says the ATA controller's vendor is ATI. Additionally,> > my BIOS doesn't provide any options regarding hard disk, therefore, I> > cannot switch it to IDE mode.> > Is the controller detected at all when booting from the install CD?> When you are at the sysinstall menu, you should be able to press scroll> lock and page up back through the boot messages. Booting "verbose" may> well be useful.> > If it's not detected, compare this with the boot messages from 6.3 and> see what the differences are. Does it try to attach and fail, or never> even notice the controller is there? If the controller attaches> successfully, have a look towards the end of the boot messages for where> disks get detected. What are the errors?> > It sounds like you already have 6.x or something on the machine, if so> you may find that you can boot (with verbose logging) the 7.x CD, abort> the installer, reboot into 6.x and find the 7.x boot messages> in /var/log/messages. Otherwise, taking digital pictures of the boot> messages and sending links to the list may well help us diagnose the> problem.> > Gavin> > Here's the link: http://www.sendspace.com/folder/d5tai1> > If you need more pictures let me know.> > -Raphael
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