Cannot install on HP Pavilion
RDMurphy at Dunquin.net
Mon Feb 25 20:39:54 UTC 2013
I'm trying to install FreeBSD 9.1 Release on an HP Pavilion Slimline (model s5-1414); I get through the installation fine, but when I re-boot, the machine gives an:
ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.
I looked around for suggestions via mailing list archives, google, and such but no luck (or perhaps the wrong search terms).
I've been using FreeBSD for more years than I care to admit (i.e. more than 10); I'm generally pretty familiar with the process and the installer, but am by no means an expert
The target machine is a model s5-1414, product # H3Y75AA#ABA
I went through the whole process: re0 configured using DHCP
* guided partition; using the whole disk
ada0p1 64kb freebsd-boot
ada0p2 927GB freebsd-ufs /
ada0p3 4GB freebsd-swap none
commit = yes
* fetched distribution files (e.g. base, kernel, doc, games, ports, src)
* root password; setup user OK
on boot, the error (above) is generated
the BIOS is an HP/American Megatrends ver. 2.15.227
relevant (?) settings include:
SATA Emulation: AHCI
(I've tried just about everything), but
the relevant part seems to be that the Legacy devices never "work"
Secure boot: disable
Fast boot: disable
Please let me know if there's anything else you would care to know or see. Any ideas or suggestions?
(Forgive the email formatting, it's a combination of xemacs and my Mac laptop…).
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