Installation woes with 6.2 release
kurt.buff at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 00:47:15 UTC 2007
On 7/9/07, Derek Ragona <derek at computinginnovations.com> wrote:
> At 04:20 PM 7/9/2007, Kurt Buff wrote:
> 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.
> Any possibility the IDE master/slave jumper is not set right on that drive?
> On some intel MB's it takes a reboot into setup so that setup see's the
> hard drive, then check that it has that hard drive in the boot order. I
> know this seems a bit simple, but just trying to check all possibilities.
> I've never seen a problem with a standard IDE drive installation. After you
> had XP on the drive did you reformat the drive to clear it out?
I think I'll go beat my lackey again.
He was supposed to remove the jumper, and didn't do it.
I took it off, and it's installing happily to the IDE drive.
I'm gonna bag the SATA for now.
Thanks for your help,
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