On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 10:14:13AM +1000, Murray Taylor wrote: > Server: IBM X3850 (88633SM) > CPU X 4: 40K2522 > HDD X 6: 40K1051 > IBM ServeRAID 8i: 39R8729 > > We are attempting to install FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE onto this machine and > are running into a problem getting the operating system to recognise the > RAID controller. As a result not finding any disks when it comes to > installing the O/S. > > We have attempted various modifications to the boot process, including > the loading of an "aac" module, which according to the BSD website, > should provide support for this type of controller.
I have only installed on a couple of raids and so don't know about them all or even this one. So, this might not apply to your situation. But, I found that I had to study DMESG very carefully to find out what device to use for them. The system seemed to put out a lot of messages that looked like other device names but in the end there was just one little line that pointed to the correct one. The most recent one was a Dell Perc 3i or something like that and I had to run the fixit and study the boot messages to figure it out. I don't have that one available to look at what it turned out to be, but it was more simple than I first thought from all the stuff it wrote out. After mucking with fixit a bit, then sysinstall seemed to figure it out OK. I don't remember actually changing anything - just fishing around a while. I may have run fdisk under fixit to look at things and maybe delete some slices. So, rather than trying to change things right off, I would suggest looking carefully at stuff and trying to determine what it is already doing. Anyway, good luck, ////jerry > > When we attempt to boot to OS to install after making these above > modifications, the boot loader advises that this module already appears > to be loaded, which contradicts what I believe. In any respect, it > doesn't work either way (with or without the module manually loaded). > > One side note (which i don't think is contributing) is that when I > attempt to start the boot loader with ACPI enabled, it freezes with the > message "cpu id 38 too high". However if I boot the boot loader with > ACPI disabled, this message dissapears. It _may_ be a possibility that a > bi-product of disabling the ACPI is causing the RAID controller to have > issues. This appears to be an issue because of the X4 CPU count ?? > > That's a quick summary of the problem we have, and the path(s) we have > been down to date to attempt to fix it. Any help you can provide would > be very much appreciated. We are at the position now where we are > prepared to pay for consulting services to get it going. > > Dave Faulkner / Murray Taylor > > Bytecraft Systems > > > -- > > "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It > takes a > touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite > direction." > --Albert Einstein > --------------------------------------------------------------- > The information transmitted in this e-mail is for the exclusive > use of the intended addressee and may contain confidential > and/or privileged material. Any review, re-transmission, > dissemination or other use of it, or the taking of any action > in reliance upon this information by persons and/or entities > other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you > received this in error, please inform the sender and/or > addressee immediately and delete the material. > > E-mails may not be secure, may contain computer viruses and > may be corrupted in transmission. Please carefully check this > e-mail (and any attachment) accordingly. No warranties are > given and no liability is accepted for any loss or damage > caused by such matters. > --------------------------------------------------------------- > > ### This e-mail message has been scanned for Viruses by Bytecraft ### > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"