Strange case of vanishing disk
wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Mon Jun 4 17:26:40 UTC 2012
> I just "offlined" the system and took a look at the BIOS. The hard disk
> controller was set to "ATA NATIVE", I attempted changing to AHCI and the
> system failed to boot thereafter.
do you have ahci and ada drivers compiled in?
> Booting into my rescue CD of FreeSBIE, with AHCI enabled only showed "ad4"
> (the troubled disk) to be registering.
showing up some, but not all disks after rebooting is quite common to the
problem i described.
POWERING OFF (by disconnecting electricity, not by power button), waiting
a minute, and powering on "fixes" the problem for some time.
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