Installation woes with 6.2 release
kurt.buff at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 21:20:01 UTC 2007
On 7/9/07, Derek Ragona <derek at computinginnovations.com> wrote:
> At 03:43 PM 7/9/2007, Kurt Buff wrote:
> I've got a machine with 2GB of RAM, onto which I can install Windows
> XP with no issues.
> However, FreeBSD 6.2 Release is giving me fits on this machine. If any
> of you have insight, I'd surely appreciate you sharing
> The motherboard is an Intel D645 GEBV2. I've tried a couple of
> different disk arrangements, with no success.
> I've installed an IDE WD 180GB drive, which the motherboard BIOS
> detects just fine. When I boot from disk 1 for the FreeBSD install, it
> detects no hard drive.
> I've put in an Addonics ADSA2 PCI SATA card, which sports the SiL
> 1352A chipset, but the install blows up when installing to a 74GB
> Seagate drive - the kernel panics and it reboots while copying files
> to disk.
> Has anyone run into these problems? Google hasn't been particularly my
> friend on this one.
> I've tried reading the install docs on the CD, with no particular
> luck, but I could be missing something.
> Clearly you have a disk controller compatibility problem. I do know the
> Sil chips are terrible, and there is a long history of issues with these
> chips and FreeBSD!
> Can you find a regular IDE drive to plug into that motherboard?
Plugging an IDE drive into the motherboard is the first thing I did -
that's the case above where FreeBSD didn't see *any* HD. That's the
one that really fries my brain, because the motherboard BIOS detects
it correctly, and XP installs to it just fine.
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