Dell XPS 8940 SATA and NVMe disk controller not recognized
dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Sat Apr 3 22:09:32 UTC 2021
On 4/3/21 12:25 PM, Karl Dunn wrote:
> I have new Dell XPS 8940 that came with Windows 10 Home installed. I
> have created two partitions for FreeBSD, one on its NMVe 256GB SSD, and
> one on its WD 1TB HD.
> For now, I have 12.2-RELEASE-p4 GENERIC on a USB memstick, so I can do
> some limited testing.
> FreeBSD 12.2 does not recognize the SATA/RAID controller, which I assume
> is resposible (in Win10) for accising both drives.
> The relevant pcoconf line for the controlleris:
> none7 at pci0:0:23:0: class=0x010400 card=0x09c51028 chip=0x06d68086
> rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
> vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
> class = mass storage
> subclass = RAID
> Because no net devices work (for FreeBSD), I put a pcie-x1 net card in
> the machine to get access, 15 bucks to Ebay, works great. I can't get
> the NVIDIA graphics card to work right, but that and the net devices are
> issues for sometime later.
> Here is a URL for info I collected from the machine, including from the
> hw-probe utility:
> That has a link for the results of hw-probe, the outputs of pciconf -lv
> and dmesg, and the content of /var/log/messages and rc.conf.
> The hw-probe report claims that Linux supports the SATA/RAID controller
> in 'drivers/ata/ahci.c', but that no version of FreeBSD knows about it
> I think FreeBSD might need a patch to sys/dev/ahci/ahci_pci.c, and maybe
> some other files too.
> Can somebody help me with disk access?
Try adjusting CMOS setup settings:
1. System Configuration -> SATA Operation -- Dell typically sets to
'RAID On'. Try 'AHCI'.
2. Boot -> Secure Boot and related -- Dell typically enables. Try
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