Broken SATA support in 6.0?
I thought I'd take the liberty of latching onto this post. I run FreeBSD 6.0 on my Acer Aspire 3500 (ATA) at home with relatively little trouble, but it freaks out and shouts about "no disks found" on my HP NX6310 which has an SATA drive. The more patch Tuesdays I have to sit through, the more worms and threats I read about and the more dodgy networks my job has me plugging my laptop into, the more I want FreeBSD on my HP notebook too.
I swear by FreeBSD, even on a notebook. I can get my wifi card and sound working, its fast, stable, and gives me a place to run my beloved Enlightenment E16. Currently plotting to roll it out across the lab and training room at work, just as soon as I make sure VMWare server will graft on it.