I just got a new INTEL motherboard - chock full of these new-fangled SATA connectors... and one "legacy" ATA connector. I moved a disk drive from an older box to this new one..
The machine can boot from the disk drive, but then after the kernel is up-and-running - it can't find the drive to mount the root file system. It seems this board has 8 SATA connectors; so I'm guessing that they comprise the first 8 "drives".. and the older ATA line is the 9th (or more.) So - I ran out to the store and bought a SATA drive.... Sure enough, if I plug it into the proper SATA connector - it shows up as drive ad0. "Phew" - I think.. I can do a clean install and just be done with this. But - after the kernel boots (the 6.2-RELEASE install CD), and I start to install things.. it wants to pick a media... and, I pick "CD/DVD"... FreeBSD promptly tells me it can't find any CD (which is on the "legacy" ATA line.) I'm sure this has got to be something that is "known" - but I can't seem to find my answer with a web-search... Any pointers??? - Thanks - - Dave Rivers - -- Work: (919) 676-0847 Get your mainframe programming tools at http://www.dignus.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"