[FreeBSD] Fix for ServerWorks HT1000 in upcoming 7.1?

Mike Tancsa mike at sentex.net
Wed Oct 1 18:06:38 UTC 2008


At 12:40 PM 10/1/2008, Fernan Aguero wrote:
>Thanks for the tip.
>
>Unfortunately, the PowerEdge SC1435 BIOS does not allow much
>options here ... I can set the embedded SATA to 'ATA mode'
>(corruption hell, tested with 7.1 BETA) or just turn it
>'OFF' in which case the FreeBSD installer sees no disk
>present.

>This is on BIOS v1.1.2. A newer v1.4.4 is available and I'm
>now researching how to update the BIOS to see if that helps.

Wow, thats too bad. Hopefully a newer BIOS will let you put the 
controller in SATA mode.


> >
> > Start with
> > 
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org//pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/7.1/7.1-BETA-i386-disc1.iso
>
>I've used the amd64 version ... don't know if that makes any
>difference, though.

It wont make a difference in terms of the SATA/PATA issue.  However, 
once you get that fixes, you should be able to install the AMD64 
image just fine.  I would check the USB settings as well to make sure 
the "hand off mode" is disabled.

         ---Mike 



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