Bug 169888 - [install] 9.0 i386 will not install on a Dell Dimension E510
Summary: [install] 9.0 i386 will not install on a Dell Dimension E510
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: i386 (show other bugs)
Version: Unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-i386 (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-15 16:50 UTC by Larry Gadallah
Modified: 2017-12-31 22:29 UTC (History)
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2012-07-15 16:50 UTC, Larry Gadallah
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Description Larry Gadallah 2012-07-15 16:50:11 UTC
After several attempts, including disabling ACPI, twiddling BIOS settings, etc. I am unable to install 9.0 on my Dell Dimension E510, which has in the past run FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows, and several flavors of Linux. Booting the same system with a FreeBSD 8.2 install CD yields the expected SATA drives.

The problem seems to be that none of the SATA disks are detected, despite the controller being enumerated, and hence there is nowhere to install FreeBSD (see attached dmesg output, from verbose boot with ACPI disabled).

Fix: Patch attached with submission follows:
How-To-Repeat: - Boot the system using the FreeBSD 9.0 i386 install CD.
- Enter the shell
- Issue the dmesg command and look for SATA drives detected in the output
Comment 1 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2012-07-15 19:41:15 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-bugs->freebsd-i386

Comment 2 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 08:00:46 UTC
For bugs matching the following criteria:

Status: In Progress Changed: (is less than) 2014-06-01

Reset to default assignee and clear in-progress tags.

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