Ladies and Gentlemen,
I attempted to install FreeBSD on an mSATA drive in my X220 - or rather, I did install but ran into some problems.
As stated, I installed 9.0 on an mSATA drive in my X220. No other OS was installed on this drive and I used the automated partitioning scheme supplied in the installer. The installation went without issue but when I attempted to boot from the fresh install the system just hung (as if no bootable drive were available). I guessed that perhaps there was some issue with FreeBSD playing nice with mSATA in the X220 so I then went through the same installation on my main SATA SSD but to my dismay the same issue arose.
I searched and could only find reference to UEFI or the boot agent FreeBSD uses as the culprit. Disabling UEFI had no effect. Should I install GRUB and add FreeBSD to the GRUB file?
I really appreciate any suggestions you might have. Ideally, I would have FreeBSD 9.0 taking the whole of my Intel 310 (80GB) on the mSATA but if I need to add FreeBSD among my OpenBSD and Linux partitions on my Intel 320 (160GB) SSD then I shall happily do so.