Problem with Seagate hdd

lars lars at
Thu Aug 11 19:58:04 GMT 2005

Efren Bravo wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried to install freebsd in a pc with a seagate ST340014A (40Gb
> Barracuda7200.7) hdd but the installer doesn't find the drivers.
Yes, most HDDs don't need special drivers.
FreeBSD can communicate with ATA drives with the standard kernel.

> I've
> checked but
> it doesn't have any seagate hdd reference.
Because it's not necessary.

> Is it possible to install freebsd into seagate ST340014A (40Gb
> Barracuda7200.7)?
Yes, absolutely.

Your problem maybe lies within a misconfiguration in your cabling or BIOS,
defective hardware, torn cabling and/or failing drive, maybe,
or a mistake on your side using the installer.


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