I've disassembled my FreeNAS drive and moving the drives over to my ubuntu machine (12.10).
Pre-move: I had two drives. one system (750GB) drive and one datadrive (1500GB) on an ABIT IP35 PRO mobo. It has 6 sata ports on an ich9 controller. It also has 2 esata ports on a Jmicron controller (not used)
After-move: four more drives. maxing out the internal SATA ports. the computer halts where it should boot from a drive telling me that there isn't any boot drive. I've checked that the boot order is right. It doesn't matter if which 6 drives I'm using, I've tried with 6 different drives in the 4 spots that were left over before moving over the drives. I tried different cables. I've tried a different PSU. I've tried having a second PSU power two of the drives since I had my suspiciouns that it was a power problem. I tried with replacing two of the drives from the FreeNAS system to just make sure it doesn't try to boot from my ZFS volume which the four drives were part of.
What I finally did was reset my BIOS and it didn't work. I started messing with the SATA settings in BIOS and finally it booted with 6 drives, but with IDE instead of AHCI. I would like for it to work with AHCI. I am not using the IDE port on the mobo
Does anyone have any idea?
EDIT: I did install Ubuntu with AHCI enabled.