Help: Asus P5WD2 mobo and ITE IDE controller problem

Murray Taylor MTaylor at
Sun Nov 13 23:14:12 GMT 2005

Hi all,

I have had a system configured using this mobo and have hit a

The HDD (a seagate 330GB IDE) have been connected to the ITE IDE
while the DVDrom has been connected to the primary IDE controller. 

It seems that the ITE device is a RAID controller, and the BIOS and
the 5.4 FreeBSD installer dont see the HDD at all.  Which is not very

The mobo has a SATA port as well, and the question is

Does 5.4 support SATA drives for install? 

I think I can tell the BIOS to make a SATA drive 'look like' an IDE 

(sent to hackers also for this followup question)
As a followup - Does anyone know of any support re the ITE device?

CPU			Intel Pentium 4 640 3.2Ghz 2MB 775
M/B			Asus P5WD2 -  Premium M/B
Ram			2.048GB (2x-1.024GB) CL3.0 DDR2 533
HDD			Seagate 300GB 7200RPM 8MB
Optical Drive	Pioneer 110-D 16 x DVD/RW Black w/NERO
FDD			1.44MB Floppy Drive Black
Tape			Certance DDS5 Tape Drive
SCSI Card		Adaptec  19160 SCSI Card
PSU 			600Watt

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Murray Taylor
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