harddisk not found on 5.4 and 6.0

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Fri Aug 26 18:47:34 GMT 2005

On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 08:15:49AM -0500, Efren Bravo wrote:
> Hi
> > 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
> > from
> > 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...

The bios seems to recognize the drive allright, and so does the boot
loader. But the bios is quite old, so I'll give it a try.

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