I have taken a HD out of my Linux box and am trying to re-format it to use
on my FreeBSD box as a dangerously dedicated disk.

I am attaching it through an IDE controller (Promise TX2 ATA133 controller).
I have followed all recommendations on the FAQ and handbook and still can't
get it to work: the disklabel procedure gives me error saying the "the
device is not configured."

Here are the lines in my /var/run/dmesg.boot output that I thought would be

FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE #0: Sun Apr 6 09:00:52 EDT 2003
CPU: AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor (345.79-MHz 586-class CPU)
Origin = "AuthenticAMD" Id = 0x580 Stepping = 0
AMD Features=0x80000800
real memory = 402653184 (393216K bytes)
avail memory = 388448256 (379344K bytes)
pcib0: on motherboard
pci0: on pcib0
pcib1: at device 1.0 on
pci1: on pcib1
atapci0: port
0x20b0-0x20bf,0x20d4-0x20d7,0x20c8-0x20cf,0x20d0-0x20d3,0x20c0-0x20c7 mem
0x41300000-0x41303fff irq 11 at device 4.0 on pci0
ata2: at 0x20c0 on atapci0
ata3: at 0x20c8 on atapci0
atapci1: port 0x20a0-0x20af at device 20.1 on
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci1
ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci1
ata1-slave: ATA identify retries exceeded
ad0: 7665MB [15574/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA33
ad4: 76345MB [155114/16/63] at ata2-master UDMA133
acd0: CDROM at ata1-master PIO4
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a

Am I missing something ?