Figured it out: I stupidly neglected to name the array in the 3ware BIOS config, which is apparantly what caused the failure. I rebuilt the array and everything works great now. Sorry to waste anyone's time.
Ramsey On 8/8/06, Ramsey Tantawi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Hi, I have a Dell Poweredge 1800, and was previously using FreeBSD 5.4 booted from a LSI MegaRAID SATA card. Things worked fine. However, this machine is going into production as a email server, so I purchased a 3ware 9550SX-4LP card to use instead of the LSI. I installed the 3ware card and configured it w/ the BIOS utility: default options, with 2 x 250GB drives set up in a RAID 1, with one hot spare. Then came to install FreeBSD 5.5 on it. The install CD saw the drive fine, and I set up partitions and such, but when it came time to write settings and perform the installation, I got a "Error: Cannot write to disk da0", and install failed. The 3ware page says that for 5.4 and 6.0 a kernel module must be loaded separately (or the kernel recompiled), but as 5.5 includes the updated twa driver I didn't think this was necessary. Any thoughts would be much appreciated! Thanks, Ramsey
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