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Date:      Mon, 09 Jul 2007 16:11:33 -0500
From:      Derek Ragona <derek@computinginnovations.com>
To:        "Kurt Buff" <kurt.buff@gmail.com>, FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Installation woes with 6.2 release
Message-ID:  <6.0.0.22.2.20070709160933.024cddb0@mail.computinginnovations.com>
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At 03:43 PM 7/9/2007, Kurt Buff wrote:
>I've got a machine with 2GB of RAM, onto which I can install Windows
>XP with no issues.
>
>However, FreeBSD 6.2 Release is giving me fits on this machine. If any
>of you have insight, I'd surely appreciate you sharing
>
>The motherboard is an Intel D645 GEBV2. I've tried a couple of
>different disk arrangements, with no success.
>
>I've installed an IDE WD 180GB drive, which the motherboard BIOS
>detects just fine. When I boot from disk 1 for the FreeBSD install, it
>detects no hard drive.
>
>I've put in an Addonics ADSA2 PCI SATA card, which sports the SiL
>1352A chipset, but the install blows up when installing to a 74GB
>Seagate drive - the kernel panics and it reboots while copying files
>to disk.
>
>Has anyone run into these problems? Google hasn't been particularly my
>friend on this one.
>
>I've tried reading the install docs on the CD, with no particular
>luck, but I could be missing something.

Clearly you have a disk controller compatibility problem.  I do know the 
Sil chips are terrible, and there is a long history of issues with these 
chips and FreeBSD!

Can you find a regular IDE drive to plug into that motherboard?

         -Derek


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