-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 Modulok wrote:
> The provider, /dev/mirror/gm0, is not being created. This is > significant for obvious reasons: no mirror means no provider which > means no root. The module /boot/kernel/geom_mirror.ko is loaded, as I > have manually loaded it via the loader(8) prompt and attempted the > simulated failure again with identical results. It's the provider that > isn't being created, for whatever reason. > > Suggestions? (Other than purchasing a hardware RAID card). I've seen these symptoms before. It appears to be a "feature" of certain Motherboards. If you're lucky there will be some BIOS options you can toggle to make it behave better -- usually to do will telling the motherboard *not* to do any sort of RAID stuff itself. Otherwise, look for BIOS updates, or switch to a different Motherboard. Systems supplied with hot swap drives (meaning SATA rather than IDE) tend to work better. Or install a hardware RAID controller. I've also a feeling that there's a behavioural difference between 'only one drive present' and 'one working drive and a blank disk' but haven't really tested that theory out, as we solved the original problem by other means. Cheers, Matthew - -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFG2m6/8Mjk52CukIwRCM/SAJ9paSYYdKjY4USerNYDCSKKPtjHUACfRNID nDHwMgpGUrWa5q2h2y+rASw= =9AW5 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"