I am setting up a new system with Abit IP35-Pro (ich9r), 2 WD SATA drives on the controller. There is also a SATA DVDRW to boot from. With the default SATA setup (SATA/IDE) the system cannot find any SATA drive. I was able to boot the install disk, attaching an old IDE CDROM, but still could not make it see the hard drive.
If I set SATA controller to AHCI, the system boots (although with some ACPI errors), and I was able to install. However, fdisk thinks that the geometry is "incorrect", and insists on a different one (it says the drives have 476gb rather than 500gb). I can install with this AHCI setup, but have no idea what the implications are. Is there a known fix for SATA/IDE? Or is AHCI better? _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"