On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 1:07 AM, Isaac Mushinsky <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 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? > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to " > [EMAIL PROTECTED]" > Could be a number reasons including interrupt routing to power management. Given that the AML error message refers to I believe a power mgmt table. Can you try disabling power management in the BIOS, enable AHCI, and give it a go? If that doesn't work, try turning SMP off. -aps -- "What lies behind us and what lies in front of us is of little concern to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"