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08-01-2005, 03:23 AM
Can PC-BSD install on a SATA(serial ATA)hard disk?If not,do you know if this feature will be available anytime soon?
I have been using PC-BSD and I think its potential is huge.Best alternative OS I've ever seen and it's only a baby yet!
Congratulations on popularising BSD and offering it to people I only have praise for the excellent work done.
08-01-2005, 07:43 AM
i dont have other disks. sata all the way here
Thanks my Portuguese friend.I tried to install the newest release on a Maxtor SATA disk but the PCBSD cd went crazy.
In particular it showed some text lines scrolling madly and fast down my screen without my being able to do anything but reboot.I exchanged my brand new Maxtor with a Seagate.Hope everything is going to be all right now.
Will post the result.
Again thank you very much for your kindness to reply.
(Hope I write this greeting correctly. :0) )
08-01-2005, 12:30 PM
No problems here with sata...
Hope you can join us!
Abraços! (you probabily dont have the Ç key there...) :D
08-01-2005, 12:54 PM
I intend to study a bit of Portuguese here in Athens.Hopefully I'll find the time.
I have already joined.(I'm the first poster,just forgot to log in with my user name.)
Keep well. :0)
08-01-2005, 04:44 PM
Hello again.I will attempt to install on a sata disk in a couple of hours but I've got sth new to tell you.
A friend of mine who has been using Free BSD for more than 6 years now and is a very experienced user said we are thinking wrongly.
What matters he says is the SATA controller and not the brand of the SATA disk.In other words,you can use the same SATA disk on 2 different motherboards and install BSD and one may function and the other not.
So that's how things stand.
It would be very helpful if the main programmers of PSBSD gave us a list of the SATA controllers their system supports,that would answer a lot of questions and save people a lot of time.Especially since some old users here are having misconceptions publishing SATA brands in another thread in this General Questions Forum while they should be publishing a list of compatible SATA controllers.
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.4R/ha ... .html#DISK (http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.4R/hardware-i386.html#DISK)
08-01-2005, 05:30 PM
Thank you Bhna.This will do.
08-02-2005, 11:16 AM
The installation went fine and my Silicon Image sata controller was compatible. :0)
Now I have another disk in my system that is a seagate ide.PCBSD sees this as a Windows partition/disk.
Do you know the procedure to turn this into a PCBSD format disk as well, just like my 120 gb SATA where our os is installed?
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