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

Jeff dejamuse at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 29 21:34:53 PST 2009


acd0       atkbd0     dsp1.1     log        null       ttyp1      ttyvf
acpi       audit      dsp2.0     md0        pass0      ttyp2      ufsid
ad0        bpf0       dsp2.1     mdctl      pci        ttyp3      ums0
ad0s1      cd0        dsp3.0     mem        pf         ttyv0      urandom
ad0s1a     cdrom      dsp3.1     midistat   ptyp0      ttyv1      usb
ad0s1b     console    dsp4.0     mixer0     ptyp1      ttyv2      usb0
ad0s1c     consolectl dsp4.1     mixer1     ptyp2      ttyv3      usb1
ad1        ctty       dumpdev    mixer2     ptyp3      ttyv4      usb2
ad1s1      cuad0      dvd        mixer3     random     ttyv5      usb3
ad1s1a     cuad0.init fd         mixer4     sndstat    ttyv6      usb4
ad1s1b     cuad0.lock fido       net        stderr     ttyv7      usb5
ad1s1c     dcons      geom.ctl   net1       stdin      ttyv8      usb6
ar0        devctl     io         net2       stdout     ttyv9      usb7
ar0s1      devstat    kbd0       net3       sysmouse   ttyva      xpt0
ar0s1a     dgdb       kbd1       net4       ttyd0      ttyvb      zero
ar0s1b     dri        kbdmux0    network    ttyd0.init ttyvc
ar0s1c     dsp0.0     klog       nfs4       ttyd0.lock ttyvd
ata        dsp1.0     kmem       nfslock    ttyp0      ttyve


--- On Sun, 11/29/09, doverosx at gmail.com <doverosx at gmail.com> wrote:

From: doverosx at gmail.com <doverosx at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Support for J-Micron?
To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2009, 1:47 PM

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
>     CTO, iXsystems - "Servers for Open Source"   http://www.iXsystems.com
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What does the command, ls /dev, output?

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