Jerry McAllister wrote: > On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 03:35:54PM +0800, nodje wrote: > >> I couldn't find any answer to the question.The problem is that the installer >> shows up all the disks instead of proposing to install somewhere on the >> RAID5 partition, in other words, it just doesn't recognize the RAID5. >> Is it possible at all to install freeBSD on one of those RAID?? >> >> I've found out that this is also a problem with the few linux distros I've >> tried. I've heard it was possible now but I'm a little bit surprised by the >> slow adoption I must say. > > I had something look similar to that on a Dell 2950. > It put out lots of lines for each separate drive including a device > controler name. But I had to dig through the boot messages carefully > to find a device name for the raid controller. But, it was there. Once > I found it, things went just fine. I may have done something manually > with fdisk or maybe dd to the raid device before getting things to > be happy. I don't remember exactly. > > Unfortunately, I had to load Susie 10 Linux on it so I can't look back > right now. It also would have been a Dell Perc something, probably 5. > So, the device name might be different from the Intel. > > But, keep searching. Strange -- I have PowerEdge 1600 with RAID-5 (3disks) installer worked just fine.
FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p5 #0: Thu Jun 28 17:57:32 UTC 2007 real memory = 2147418112 (2047 MB) avail memory = 2096361472 (1999 MB) MPTable: <DELL PE 011B > FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID: 1 cpu1 (AP): APIC ID: 0 aacd0: <RAID 5> on aac0 aacd0: 139997MB (286714368 sectors) df Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/aacd0s1a 989M 81M 829M 9% / devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev /dev/aacd0s1d 1.9G 140K 1.8G 0% /tmp /dev/aacd0s1e 6.8G 1.9G 4.4G 30% /usr /dev/aacd0s1g 24G 67M 22G 0% /usr/home /dev/aacd0s1f 24G 506M 22G 2% /var /dev/aacd0s1h 70G 3.2G 62G 5% /x1 devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /var/named/dev This worked out of the box with GENERIC kernel on i386 Kernel config custom snippets: ########## SCSI device scbus # SCSI Subsystem device ahc # AHA2940 and onboard AIC7xxx devices device da # Direct Access (disks) device cd # CD device ses # SCSI Environmental Services (and SAF-TE) device aac -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Philip M. Gollucci ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) c:323.219.4708 o:703.749.9295x206 Senior System Admin - Riderway, Inc. http://riderway.com / http://ridecharge.com 1024D/EC88A0BF 0DE5 C55C 6BF3 B235 2DAB B89E 1324 9B4F EC88 A0BF Work like you don't need the money, love like you'll never get hurt, and dance like nobody's watching. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"