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Dell PowerEdge SATA controller not recognized

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I'm trying to install FreeBSD 6.0 on a Dell PowerEdge 830 server with an SATA disk. sysinstall says it can't find the drive. Apparently others have run into this same problem, but I'm not able to determine exactly what procedure is necessary to fix this. Can someone tell me what to do? Thanks!
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Enter BIOS and enable (S)ATA mode instead of RAID. This is not actual RAID hardware - this is simplistcs PROM that holds RAID0/1 config for Windows driver.

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This machine does not have RAID. It IS in ATA mode.

You can find out more about this known issue here: http://www.bsdforums.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-37304.html

The problem has to do with FreeBSD not recognizing the SATA controller.
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i.e. install system with working disk controller, make a "release" kernel, burn a new install CD using its kernel, install, and have your points back, since I even did not have to determine and patch for new PCI device IDs.
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I think I'll just use 6.1 RC1 which has an updated driver. Or maybe use use the driver from that release in 6.0.

Thanks.
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Not "driver form that release" but PCI ID table from that release....
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