SiS83C601 hard disk controller not found
chris at childeric.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Sep 14 21:32:51 BST 2004
I am trying to install freebsd on an old laptop but sysinstall can't see the hard disk. The machine is a Pico 6200AT - I'm pretty sure it's a rebadged Clevo 6200AT. It doesn't boot from CD so I'm booting from floppies
using kern.flp and mfsroot.flp. When I try to set up a partition I get "No disks found! Please verify that your disk controller is being properly probed at boot time. ..."
The IDE controller is SiS83C601. Output from Sandra system analyser software is
<< Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS83C601 PCI Enhanced IDE Controller >>
< Device Information >
Device Type: ATA Disk Controller
Device ID: bus 0, device 1, function 1
Windows Device Name: Standard Dual PCI IDE Controller
OEM Device Name: Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS83C601
PCI Enhanced IDE Controller
OEM Hardware ID: FUN_1, VEN_1039, DEV_0601, REV_01
Revision: A / 2 (1)
Sandra also notes:
< Performance Tips >
Tip 1202: Device does not support bus mastering.
I found a very similar issue in http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=20035 which says it has been fixed since 4.2.
I tried with 4.10 and 4.9, also 5.2.1 which gave a different message but looked like the same failure (I can give the details if relevant)
I also tried 4.4 and got
ata0-master: ata_command: timeout waiting for intr
ata0_master: identify failed
ata1-master: ata_command: timeout waiting for intr
ata1_master: identify failed
Can I install or should I give up? I wondered if it is that the relevant driver is just not on the boot floppies.
Thanks for any help
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