On Wednesday 03 January 2007 14:18, John Nielsen wrote: > On Wednesday 03 January 2007 12:34, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote: > > On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, Per olof Ljungmark wrote: > > > 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 don't think you need a driver - it's already there. > > > apropos 3ware > > > twa(4)- 3ware 9000/9500/9550 series SATA RAID controllers driver > > > twe(4)- 3ware 5000/6000/7000/8000 series PATA/SATA RAID adapter driver > > > > Oh I'm sorry, then why didn't I just install the OS? Because it said "no > > drives found!" > > > > The card doesn't probe at boot, and there's an elaborate howto on 3ware's > > site that describes HOW to get it to probe at boot. > > > > While I myself stated that the driver DOES appear to be in the base, for > > whatever reason the kernel on the install CD doesn't include it, nor the > > ability to kldload a module from anyplace easy. > > You were on the right track with the emergency shell, but the "Fixit" mode > (now included on disk 1 for your convenience) gives you a lot more > flexibility (inclusion of "ls" is just the start!). Have you tried > something like this? > > 1) Boot to complete install CD > 2) Go into "Fixit" mode (not just the emergency shell) > 3) # sysctl kern.module_path="/dist/boot/kernel" > 4) # kldload twa > 5) # exit > 6) proceed with installation > > This shouldn't be necessary though, since twa is included in GENERIC for > both FreeBSD 6.1 and 6.2 (did you say what version you were trying to > install?). > > Now, if your controller is too new to be included in the shipping version > of twa then that's another matter. If you have a binary kernel module that > uses a different driver name from the vendor you could use the same general > approach, but you'd want to configure your network interface and set up > your NFS mount prior to step 3, and include the appropriate NFS path in the > sysctl command in step 3.
Forgot to mention you'd also need to manually copy the vendor driver and modify /boot/loader.conf on the newly installed system so it could actually boot.. you could easily take care of that from the fixit mode shell after the installation, though. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"