IIRC, the HPT372 is listed in supported hardware, but as an ATA controller only, not as a RAID controller....i.e., the kernel does not support the RAID capabilities of the chipset.    Someone correct me if I'm wrong here (and in this case, I hope I'm wrong)....



Jeff Leary wrote:

I currently have two drives doing RAID-0 on a HPT372 controller; these
are the only two hard drives in my machine.

I am booting Win2k and Linux (gentoo-1.2) directly off the RAID.

The partition table looks like

part1: ext3 (a primary partition), Linux boot partition
part2: ntfs (a primary partition), Win2k boot partition
part3: (extended partition)
part5: ntfs, Win2k data -+
part6: ext3, Linux data |-- part5,part6,part7 inside part3
part7: Linux swap -+

Using the existing setup, how can I install FreeBSD where Linux now
lives?

The Win2k install can't be touched and I refuse to install another
hard drive just for booting.

I have tried the 4.7 install CD without success.

sysinstall begins by automatically trying to load aac.ko which gives
an error. This is the wrong module, identified as the Adaptec FSA
RAID, Dell PERC2/PERC3 module.

But sysinstall does recognize ar0 with the correct number of
cylinders. However no slices show up in the "FreeBSD Disklabel
Editor" part of sysinstall no matter what I try.

The HPT372 is listed in supported hardware. Is it part of FreeBSD or
is HPT support only through a proprietary module? If the latter then
I'm going to have to somehow create a floppy or CD image with that
module on it and then load the module at the bootloader. Yikes.

Jeff



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