I have tried to install PCBSD 8.0 i386 DVD and then the FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 bootonly disc.
Both times, my two SATA hard disks (one on primary master and the other on secondary master) were not recognized.
Obviously it would be nice if I could get it up and running
Here is the dmesg output running from a live PCBSD environment:
It seems like the sata controller is being recognized but not the hard disks connected, given the lines : atapci1 ICH7 SATA300 controller, ata2, etc.
Typing lsdev at the loader prompt indeed lists the hard disks correctly.
I have tried loading geom_mbr, geom_bsd and geom_label from the loader prompt but to no avail.
There appear to be no settings in the bios about sata compatability mode, legacy, etc.
For completeness, here is the lspci output from Linux:
This is my first attempt at BSD, is there anything I can try to get the hdds recognized by inserting device hints or loading modules or something?
Any help would be appreciated.