AHCI and Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 03:36:58 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 9:29 PM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:

> The Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L has an ICH7, one PATA port, and four SATA ports.
>  This one now has the latest BIOS, F10.
> Is it possible to run AHCI on this motherboard and chipset?
> With FreeBSD 8-stable, the terrible BIOS set to "Enhanced" mode, one SATA
> drive connected, and ahci_load="YES" in loader.conf, an ada disk device does
> not appear.
> Is AHCI too much to ask from a G31/ICH7 motherboard, or is it just this
> particular motherboard?
I think you're SOL on both counts.  G41 maybe.

Adam Vande More

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