HDD missing from sysinstall

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Tue Mar 4 05:35:52 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of comperr
> Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 7:28 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: HDD missing from sysinstall
> When I put in my fbsd 6.3 or 7.0 install disk sysinstall is unable to
> detect any of the hard drives in my computer.
> This is includes SATA and IDE HDDs in varying orders.   BIOS is able
> to detect the the hard drives.   I Previously had fbsd 6.2 installed
> on them and the problem started when I upgraded the kernel to 6.3
> although I don't see my upgrades relevance as I have tried to
> reinstall from a clean disk since then.

What is the machine model and make, please?

This can happen because previously the disk driver in 6.2
was treating your disk as generic ATA devices, but then
support for your IDE controller was added into the driver,
and now your BIOS has it in a weird mode.

A dmesg from the 6.2 system would be useful as well.


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