[PC-BSD Testing] Support for J-Micron?

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Sun Nov 29 10:47:35 PST 2009


Jeff wrote:
> Sounds good.
>
> I finally got a reply from J-Micron:
> ---------------------------------
>
> Dear Sir :
>
>  
>
> FreeBSD can support JMB36X directly.
>
> Please do NOT hot-plug your HDD on FreeBSD.
>
> FreeBSD can not support SATA hot-plug yet
>
>  
>
> Best regards,
>
> CH Hsu
>
> JMicron Technology Corp.
>
> ---------------------------------------
>
> So I changed the mode to IDE but can't figure out how to mount it.
>
>
> Reading this 
> <http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hardware/2009-January/005706.html>, 
> I assumed I could mount this as below but got an error:
>
>
> # mount /dev/ata /media/Backup
> mount: /dev/ata : Block device required
>
>
> Tried various other device names with no luck.
>
>
> The manpage for ata(4) 
> <http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=ata&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=FreeBSD+8.0-RELEASE&format=html> 
> indicates support for this device.
>
>
> I have a WD external hard drive plugged into it.
>
>
> Any idea how to mount it? 
>
>
> Thanks, Jeff
>
>  
>
>
>
> --- On *Thu, 11/26/09, Matt Olander /<matt at ixsystems.com>/* wrote:
>
>
>     From: Matt Olander <matt at ixsystems.com>
>     Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Support for J-Micron?
>     To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>     Date: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 1:34 AM
>
>     Jeff wrote:
>     > I just bought an external hard drive but can't get the eSATA
>     port to
>     > work on my ASUS P6T.  It's controlled by a chip from J-Micron, the
>     > JMB36X family.  Their website claims compatibility with FBSD but
>     they
>     > don't have any drivers to download and the FBSD hardware compat
>     list
>     > makes no mention of it.  They didn't respond to my email request.
>     >
>     > Anyone have any knowledge about this?
>
>     Hey Jeff, yeah, I think we found the same issue here at work. One
>     of our
>     FreeBSD devs is already working on a patchset with that and several
>     other fixes. I believe it's a problem with AHCI so see if you can
>     disable that from the BIOS. The patch will probably be in the next
>     alpha
>     release of PC-BSD.
>
>     If I find another way to work around it, I'll post to the list!
>
>     -matt
>
>     -- 
>     Matt Olander
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Brodey Dover


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