On Friday 14 March 2008 13:57:11 Isaac Mushinsky wrote: > 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?
Very well, but now I boot with ACPI errors like these: ACPI Error (psparse-0626) Method parse/execution failed [\\_TZ_.THRM._TMP] (Node 0xffffff000224ac60), AE_AML_NO_RETURN_VALUE ACPI Exception (dsutils-0766) AE_AML_NO_RETURN_VALUE Missing or null operand  ACPI Exception (dsutils-0766) AE_AML_NO_RETURN_VALUE While creating Arg 0  If I attempt to boot without ACPI, the machine hangs while trying to mount root filesystem. Why does disabling ACPI cause disk access problems? What can I do to fix this? Can I disable only thermal part of ACPI? _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"