Hard drive detection

Mark redtick at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 12 20:18:51 UTC 2011

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--- On Thu, 5/12/11, Dillin Smith <dilli.ns.mith at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Dillin Smith <dilli.ns.mith at gmail.com>
> Subject: Hard drive detection
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 2:17 PM
> Hi all,
>   I'm having an issue getting my installation of
> FreeBSD to detect all the
> drives in the system. It has 48 total, 46 2TB, and 2 250GB.
> The system
> consists of six controllers, with eight drives on each. The
> two 250GB hard
> drives are the first drives on controllers 0 and 1.
>   There are two of these machines with the exact same
> configurations, having
> the same problem. A very odd thing is that every time the
> systems are
> rebooted, the drives that go undetected vary. Also, when
> the systems were
> full of 250GB drives, all were detected. All drives are
> detected in the BIOS
> of the controllers, just not by FreeBSD.
> Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
> (output of dmesg attached)
Look in the output from pciconf -lv | more

Are all the controller cards listed??  If not then look to the controller driver man page for hints to get them to play nice together. 

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