9.0-RELEASE amd64 Bricked My Hard Drive

perryh at pluto.rain.com perryh at pluto.rain.com
Fri Jan 6 05:12:41 UTC 2012

Bill Tillman <btillman99 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> ... no matter which computer I chose, and no matter how I setup
> the Slave/Master drive, as long as this drive which I had
> installed FreeBSD-9.0-amd64 was in the loop, the computer would
> lockup at the bios screen. I could not get anything to boot if
> this drive was in the loop.

If you have an oldish machine with a spare PCI slot, you could try
plugging in a PCI-IDE controller card and connect the drive to that.
Many of the older BIOS won't look for drives on add-in controllers.

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