Nexenta SATA ACPI woes

About 2 weeks a go I bought my self a Syba 4 port PCI SATA controller based on the sil3144 chip. I then spent a week trying to figure out why, while working perfectly in Linux and FreeBSD, I couldn’t get it to work in Nexenta. After flashing the card with the non-raid version and a lot of googling, I decided to try a different flavor of opensolaris just in case. I downloaded BeleniX and gave it a go only to have the same problem. The BeleniX CD has a “no acpi” option which I tried just for the sake of it. I was very pleased of course when the controller actually worked. The no acpi option is passed to the opensolaris kernel via a “-B apci-user-options=2” more info here

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