On Sun, 10 May 2009, James Phillips wrote: > > --- On Mon, 5/11/09, Saifi Khan <saifi.k...@twincling.org> wrote: > > > From: Saifi Khan <saifi.k...@twincling.org> > > Subject: Unable to find device node for /dev/ad4s1b in /dev ! > > To: freebsd-curr...@freebsd.org, "FreeBSD Questions" > > <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Received: Monday, May 11, 2009, 6:45 AM > > Hi all: > > > > Issue faced > > Installer on 'Commit' step shows > > Unable to find device node for /dev/ad4s1b in /dev! > > The creation of filesystems will be aborted. > > I am missing some context, but for me ad4 refers to the first drive on an > add-on card. (ad0,1 -> Primary IDE controller, ad2,3 -> Secondary IDE > controller) > > handbook reference: > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install-steps.html > (Rule out the situation described in: > 2.6.1 BIOS Drive Numbering) > > Your hardware in newer than mine: you have only one PATA port and 2 SATA > ports. While having your drive labeled as ad4 strikes me as weird, I don't > have enough BSD experience to know if it is a symptom of a problem or not. (I > know my drive is on ad4 because the on-board controllers are slower than my > add-on card. After a BIOS update booting is no problem. (I initially tried to > forcibly disable the on-board controller: now, I ignore it.)) > > > Do you think you may have come across an installer bug? > If so, I suspect we will need more information about exactly what you were > trying to do. > > Regards, > > James Phillips > > > > > System > > Intel Celeron M 1.6 GHz > > Intel 945GM board > Mobile chipset apparently. > > > 2GB DDR2 > > 160GB SATA Seagate HDD > > > <SNIPPED Version 7.1 works, 8.0 does not> > > > > Any pointers or workarounds ? > > > >
Thank you for your kind reply. Thank you for the handbook reference, i did read the section. In fact, there is only one SATA HDD in my laptop. PCI information 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) 00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01) 00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01) 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01) 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01) 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01) 00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01) 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 01) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01) 06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01) 08:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10) I've got two identical Compaq Presario C300TU laptops - one running Gentoo Linux and other "would" run FreeBSD 8.0 (when it gets) Additionally, from the BIOS i've activated . Wireless Radio (Broadcom chipset) . Native SATA Controller . Realtek Netboot agent There is only ONE SATA Seagate HDD of 160GB in the system. Currently, i'm struggling to get the installation work from the Fixit# command line. Any suggestions ? thanks Saifi. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"