harddisk not found on 5.4 and 6.0
jim-c at charter.net
Fri Aug 26 14:19:47 GMT 2005
Efren Bravo wrote:
>>I'm trying to put FreeBSD on an older machine, that currently has Linux
>>installed. It is a 1 GHz Athlon with a Via KT266 chipset. The disk
>>controller is a VIA 8233.
>>The problem is that FreeBSD does not find the harddisk when booting
>>the install CD. The boot loader does, though. This happens both with
>>5.4-RELEASE and 6.0-beta1.
> I'm new working on unix/freeBSD. I had the same problem and solved it
>upgrading the Motherboard's BIOS.
> I hope it can help you...
I was hoping that this would also solve my ATA Identify Timeout problem,
but alas, not so.
I updated the bios on my systemboard and still have the problem with any
version of FreeBSD
later than 4.11. I also have a VIA chipset.
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