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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Sep 23 08:29:05 PDT 2011


On 09/21/11 17:50, rascal wrote:
>
>
> Dne 21.9.2011 14:58, Kris Moore napsal(a):
>> 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.
>>
>> Michal,
>>
>> 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*
>>
>
> Thank you Kris for replying to my mail.
> I did what you asked for using 32bit USB installer for 9.0-beta2, here
> are the results:
> # gpart show
> =>      63  15646657  da0  MBR  (7.5G)
>         63   8080632    1  freebsd  [active]  (3.9G)
>    8080695   7566025       - free -  (3.6G)
>
> =>      0  8080632  da0s1  BSD  (3.9G)
>         0       16         - free -  (8.0k)
>        16  8080616      1  !0  (3.9G)
>
> =>       1  15695870  da1  MBR  (7.5G)
>          1        61       - free -  (30k)
>         62  15683458    1  fat32  [active]  (7.5G)
>   15683520     12351       - free -  (6.0M)
>
> # ls /dev/ad*
> ls: No match.
>
> # ls /dev/da*
> /dev/da0
> /dev/da0s1
> /dev/da0s1a
> /dev/da1
> /dev/da1s1
>
>
> da0 is the usb drive that contains the installation image file.
> da1 is empty usb drive which I used to store the results from this
> commands.
>
> Finally I'll add result from dmesg.
>
> IMHO there is too much mess with that KDB thing. I also changed
> air-boot to gag just to be sure, but I had identical results I
> switched back to air-boot. I did some partition resizing using gparted
> on sysresccd, maybe I screwed something up?
>
> thank you for the advice
>
> Michal M.

Well, looking at those logs shows that it indeed is finding no disk
drives :( Do you have any BIOS settings that you can change for IDE/AHCI
mode or similar?

-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems



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