Dell R210 "no disks found"

Barrett Clark bwclark at
Thu May 26 20:40:25 UTC 2011


If you are using the on board controller, try changing the BIOS
settings between AHCI and ATA.  An issue you may have with ATA, the
internal DVDROM may not work.  I always had an external USB CDROM so I
can't say for certain.

Hope that helps.

Barrett W. Clark

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Jaime Kikpole <jkikpole at> wrote:
> I am attempting to install FreeBSD 8.2 amd64 from a CD onto a Dell
> R210 server.  When I boot and run fdisk from sysinstall (under
> "Custom"), it tells me "No disks found!" and then points me to the
> hardware guide.  Nothing in the hardware guide really seems to apply.
> Any one else get FreeBSD installed on an R210?  Is there a BIOS
> setting that I need to check or something?  I've spent about a week on
> this and will need to return both R210s soon if I can't get them
> working.
> Thanks,
> Jaime Kikpole
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