> From: raphael_salas@hotmail.com> To: gavin.atkinson@ury.york.ac.uk> Date:=

Mon, 3 Mar 2008 22:37:31 +0000> CC: freebsd-current@freebsd.org> Subject: =
RE: Hard disk not detected during install> > > > Subject: Re: Hard disk not=
detected during install> From: gavin.atkinson@ury.york.ac.uk> To: raphael_=
salas@hotmail.com> CC: freebsd-current@freebsd.org> Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 1=
0:49:56 +0000> > On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 22:43 +0000, Raphael Salas wrote:> >=
Hi,> > > > I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7479, and want to =
run> > FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE on it. However, during partitioning, my hard dis=
k> > (SATA) is not found, even with ACPI disabled and during safe mode.> > =
pciconfig -lv says the ATA controller's vendor is ATI. Additionally,> > my =
BIOS doesn't provide any options regarding hard disk, therefore, I> > canno=
t switch it to IDE mode.> > Is the controller detected at all when booting =
from the install CD?> When you are at the sysinstall menu, you should be ab=
le to press scroll> lock and page up back through the boot messages. Bootin=
g "verbose" may> well be useful.> > If it's not detected, compare this with=
the boot messages from 6.3 and> see what the differences are. Does it try =
to attach and fail, or never> even notice the controller is there? If the c=
ontroller attaches> successfully, have a look towards the end of the boot m=
essages for where> disks get detected. What are the errors?> > It sounds li=
ke you already have 6.x or something on the machine, if so> you may find th=
at you can boot (with verbose logging) the 7.x CD, abort> the installer, re=
boot into 6.x and find the 7.x boot messages> in /var/log/messages. Otherwi=
se, taking digital pictures of the boot> messages and sending links to the =
list may well help us diagnose the> problem.> > Gavin> > Here's the link: h=
ttp://www.sendspace.com/folder/d5tai1> > If you need more pictures let me k=
now.> > -Raphael
Sorry, that site requires you to download the pictures, here are imageshack=
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