I have successuflly compiled a kernel for FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE #1, CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.40GHz (2392.29-MHz 686-class CPU), FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs The following from dmesg.boot: Code: aic7902: Ultra320 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, PCI 33 or 66MHz, 512 SCBs [B]ahd1: <Adaptec AIC7902 Ultra320 SCSI adapter>[/B] port 0xb800-0xb8ff,0xbc00-0xbcff mem 0xf1002000-0xf1003fff irq 25 at device 7.1 on pci3 ahd1: [ITHREAD] aic7902: Ultra320 Wide Channel B, SCSI Id=7, PCI 33 or 66MHz, 512 SCBs pci3: <mass storage, RAID> at device 8.0 (no driver attached) I can mount a USB flash drive, for example, the output of # mount: Code: /dev/ad2s1a on / (ufs, local) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, multilabel) /dev/ad2s1e on /tmp (ufs, local, soft-updates) /dev/ad2s1f on /usr (ufs, local, soft-updates) /dev/ad2s1d on /var (ufs, local, soft-updates) [B]/dev/da0s1 on /mnt/usb/UDISK (msdosfs, local)[/B] /etc/fstab contains the following: Code: # Device Mountpoint FStype Options Dump Pass# /dev/ad2s1b none swap sw 0 0 /dev/ad2s1a / ufs rw 1 1 /dev/ad2s1e /tmp ufs rw 2 2 /dev/ad2s1f /usr ufs rw 2 2 /dev/ad2s1d /var ufs rw 2 2 /dev/acd0 /cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto 0 0 I probably don't see the forest for the trees, but I do not understand why the system is not acknowledging the SCSI drives. As noted above in the dmesg.boot output, Code: ahd1: <Adaptec AIC7902 Ultra320 SCSI adapter> apparently is recognized. Is this just a simple matter of including appropriate code in the fstab file? If so, then can someone provide an example of the syntax for mounting the controller and/or drives (my apologies, the last time I configured a custom kernel was in 2003, and on a need-to-know basis, I haven't configured SCSI HDs before . . .just used them). But then again, how can I mount a device such as ahd1 when it does not appear in the /dev list?