Can't see ATA drives with new install

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sat Mar 17 23:10:12 UTC 2007

jlc415 at wrote:
> I've just installed 6.2/amd64 on a system with standard IDE as well as
> SATA; I've got three drives: an old linux IDE hard drive (that I can't
> modify), a CD/DVD drive on the IDE bus, and a new SATA drive where
> I've just installed/am installing FreeBSD.
> I can boot from any of the drives: the linux install doesn't have the
> right drivers so it's not usable, but the MB definitely sees the
> drive. I can boot from the FreeBSD boot CD, as well, and that's what I
> used to install onto the SATA drive.
> The trouble is that when I boot from the SATA drive I can't see either
> of the other two drives. /dev contains the entries for the main SATA
> drive, but nothing for anything else: no /dev/acd or /dev/cd; no other
> hard drives; nothing. Looked through dmesg but didn't see anything
> related to the cd drive, although I really don't know what I'm looking
> for.
> I wondered whether the stock kernel maybe just didn't include the
> right drivers, so added
> device atapicam
> device scbus
> device cd
> device pass
> to GENERIC, but I still can't see the dvd drive.
> What should I be looking for? Is there more robust documentation on
> dealing with ATA devices somewhere?
> Any help much appreciated.
> -mike

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