Andrey V. Elsukov wrote:
> Nathan Butcher wrote:
>> I have a Gigabyte GA-G33-DS3R. FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 detects the chipset,
>> but no devices attached to the SATA controllers find their relative /dev
>> entries. My SATA DVD-combo drive simply doesn't get /dev/acd0, and as a
>> result I cannot access the drive. I've tried hard drives too, with the
>> same results.

>
> You can update your BETA1 to the fresh RELENG_7. Soren have fixed this
> issue. Also, ATAPI support was added to the AHCI driver (only for
> CURRENT yet).
>
>> The IDE interface seems to work for me (I have an IDE -> CF converter in
>> there), but I don't have a PATA optical drive to test.

>


There seem to also be certain 'proprietary' (I hope...) issues with that MB
BIOS. We had tested combinations of BIOS settings extensively, using PATA CDR,
PATA HDD, PATA <==> SATA converters, and SATA HDD - even an aged IDE Zip.

To cut to the chase -

When finished, we attached 2 SATA drives (only), wherein they appeared as
/dev/ad10 and /dev/ad12, despite using the lower-numbered silkscreened-labeled
SATA ports.

Further tuning had us move from all IDE/ legacy BIOS settings to attempt AHCI
enabling after a recent csup & makebuild*

Nothing to do with FreeBSD - as we were unable to get out of the BIOS POST
OR into 'setup'. Board hung-forever in the part where it tries to detect drives.

BUT - after a screwdriver-blade CMOS clear, then BIOS reset to the *same*
conservative/legacy settings as used with ad10 / ad12

...what had been ad10 and ad12 appeared as ad0 and ad2

And gmirror complaineth not (thanks, PHK, PJD and others!)

Bottom Line: BIOS is 'suboptimal', to put it kindly, and a CMOS reset is
worthwhile before going further.

HTH,

Bill Hacker


> For Vladimir:
> here is a description for your issue (russian)
> http://unix1.jinr.ru/~lavr/cd_dvd_intel965.html
>


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