Questions about installation on SATA-Drives
Hello @ all!
Yesterday, I tried to install pfsense on an SATA-Drive on the onboard SATA-Controller of an Asrock 775i65G Mainboard.
I changed the SATA mode in bios to the "compatibility mode" to emulate lagacy IDE controller on SATA.
I installed pfsense without any problems but after the restart, pfsense will not boot. It hangs up on the selection menu (F1 for pfsense, F6 for PXE)
I tried the installation many many times and I tested with various of bios settings but it will not work. (also with another SATA disk)
So, after this, I attached a real IDE-Harddisk and now, pfsense starts without any problem.
There's no question in that. ;)
Good facts though.
Have you looked at and tried any of this:
What size was the SATA disk?
I'ts a 250GB Harddisk.
Do you mean that it's the Boot Blocks/Loader Issues?
I was thinking that the bootloader can't cope with a single large partition. Try using a much smaller partition as described.
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Try to change sata mode to enhanced and split partitions just like stephenw10 said.
There is a topic about disk performance that could help too.
OK Thank you!
I tried change to enhance mode, but also without success.
In an next step I will try with smaller partitions.