9.0-RELEASE amd64 Bricked My Hard Drive
mubeeshalivm at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 17:22:52 UTC 2012
acer ?? i had this with acer.. remove hdd...acess bios change ahci mode
and try installing again.
On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 8:16 PM, Matthias Apitz <guru at unixarea.de> wrote:
> El día Friday, January 06, 2012 a las 06:37:02AM -0800, Waitman Gobble
> > On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 3:21 AM, Bill Tillman <btillman99 at yahoo.com>
> > >
> > > I had been running a similar computer with Windows XP with it. The
> > > drive was working fine a few moments before I did the install. I have
> > > a utility to test hard drives which boots from CD but like I said, when
> > > this drive is on a cable connected to any machine, booting is a
> > > non-option. I have an old IDE controller but it's ISA and I have
> > > not ISA slots on this computer. Looks like I may have to try the USB
> > > drive boot option to get on with this rescue.
> > >
> It seems that there are BIOS features which need to have access to
> certain sectors of the disk with additional (Winblows) software. Once
> you format the entire disk for FreeBSD you will not enter the BIOS
> dialogue, nor it will boot anymore; google for a thread of FreeBSD
> installation on Acer laptops.
> Matthias Apitz
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