Unable to find device node for /dev/ad4s1b in /dev !
saifi.khan at twincling.org
Mon May 11 07:31:25 UTC 2009
On Sun, 10 May 2009, James Phillips wrote:
> --- On Mon, 5/11/09, Saifi Khan <saifi.khan at twincling.org> wrote:
> > From: Saifi Khan <saifi.khan at twincling.org>
> > Subject: Unable to find device node for /dev/ad4s1b in /dev !
> > To: freebsd-current at freebsd.org, "FreeBSD Questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> > Received: Monday, May 11, 2009, 6:45 AM
> > Hi all:
> > Issue faced
> > Installer on 'Commit' step shows
> > Unable to find device node for /dev/ad4s1b in /dev!
> > The creation of filesystems will be aborted.
> I am missing some context, but for me ad4 refers to the first drive on an add-on card. (ad0,1 -> Primary IDE controller, ad2,3 -> Secondary IDE controller)
> handbook reference:
> (Rule out the situation described in:
> 2.6.1 BIOS Drive Numbering)
> Your hardware in newer than mine: you have only one PATA port and 2 SATA ports. While having your drive labeled as ad4 strikes me as weird, I don't have enough BSD experience to know if it is a symptom of a problem or not. (I know my drive is on ad4 because the on-board controllers are slower than my add-on card. After a BIOS update booting is no problem. (I initially tried to forcibly disable the on-board controller: now, I ignore it.))
> Do you think you may have come across an installer bug?
> If so, I suspect we will need more information about exactly what you were trying to do.
> James Phillips
> > System
> > Intel Celeron M 1.6 GHz
> > Intel 945GM board
> Mobile chipset apparently.
> > 2GB DDR2
> > 160GB SATA Seagate HDD
> <SNIPPED Version 7.1 works, 8.0 does not>
> > Any pointers or workarounds ?
Thank you for your kind reply.
Thank you for the handbook reference, i did read the section.
In fact, there is only one SATA HDD in my laptop.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01)
08:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
I've got two identical Compaq Presario C300TU laptops - one
running Gentoo Linux and other "would" run FreeBSD 8.0 (when it gets)
Additionally, from the BIOS i've activated
. Wireless Radio (Broadcom chipset)
. Native SATA Controller
. Realtek Netboot agent
There is only ONE SATA Seagate HDD of 160GB in the system.
Currently, i'm struggling to get the installation work from the
Fixit# command line.
Any suggestions ?
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