[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 9 beta2 x64 - installation problem - no HDD detected

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Sep 21 06:58:47 PDT 2011

On 09/19/11 17:54, rascal wrote:
> Hi!
> I tried 9.0-beta2 32bit USB installer and I have the same problem, no
> HDD detected (the x64 versions I tried before were beta2 of course, I
> made a typo in subject).
> I'd aprieciate any help.
> thank you.
> MM
> Dne 18.9.2011 23:23, rascal napsal(a):
>> Hi!
>> During the weekend I downloaded usb installation image and tried to
>> install on 3rd partition (primary), but the installer showed only the
>> usb drive itself as available storage. I tried more times to be sure.
>> I assumed the usb installer is not good, so I grabbed the dvd ISO
>> (again x64) and this time the installer did not show any available
>> storage (no hdd was detected probably).
>> I will try 32bit images in upcoming days, but I'd be happy for a advice.
>> I have lenovo thinkpad r61 laptop with sata 250GB HDD. and I
>> previously used windows xp (using at the moment), ubuntu, pcbsd,
>> desktopbsd on my laptop and never had issues with my hard drive.
>> I will add that I installed AiR-boot bootmanager (I had no success
>> with GAG and I dont like its graphical interface), but in ideal case
>> the boot manager should not interfere with hdd detection, right?
>> Thx for any advice in advance.
>> Michal M.


Can you boot the installer, right click on the wallpaper and bring up
xterm? Then send along the output of
the following commands:

# gpart show
# ls /dev/ad*
# ls /dev/da*

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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