On Wednesday 03 January 2007 01:56, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote: > Hey all, > > I have a new system with NO FLOPPY CONTROLLER and a 3ware 9550 card. It's > a 1u system -- sticking extra things into PCI slots as a workaround is > likely to be impossible. > > I found this document on how to get it installed, in theory: > > http://www.3ware.com/kb/article.aspx?id=14850 > > But with no floppy, this is probably going to involve either transplanting > the card (and drive array) to another machine JUST to do the install > (translated: a serious pain in the ass). > > If someone could explain why any of the following aren't possible, I'd > love to know: > > 1) Making this driver part of the boot-time probe. I can understand not > including every SOUND CARD and MULTI-PORT SERIAL CARD in the generic > kernel, but could we at least include the rest of the STORAGE modules? > > 2) Giving the ability to load a kernel module from somewhere else (an > http/ftp url, maybe?) > > 3) Adding the kldload command to the emergency holographic shell (I was > able to do an NFS mount from within it, but had no way to load the > driver). > > 4) Allowing non-standard modules to reside on the CD, instead of loading > from floppy (i.e. I see there's a twa module in the base system, why > aren't the .ko's sitting around easily-accessible for sysinstall?) > > If I'm missing some really obvious way of doing this, please let me know. > > Thanks, > > Dan Mahoney > > -- > > "Long live little fat girls!" > > -Recent Taco Bell Ad Slogan, Literally Translated. (Viva Gorditas) > > --------Dan Mahoney-------- > Techie, Sysadmin, WebGeek > Gushi on efnet/undernet IRC > ICQ: 13735144 AIM: LarpGM > Site: http://www.gushi.org > ---------------------------
when worst come to worst, i keep a usb floppy drive aroud for just those kinds of situations. good luck, jonathan _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"