Michael Powell-6 wrote: > > Sorry to not be more helpful here, but the couple of times in the > past that I've used old Highpoints it was just create array, reboot, > install to ar0 (older PATA IDE array) and it was done. >
Well, I've been on the phone with both Gigabyte's and Highpoint's technical support staff. Highpoint was very cavalier about the whole thing. He actually said, "well, when it comes to hardware, we're just guessing". %-| DUH! You're in the hardware business! Gigabyte's tech support guy was a whole lot more helpful, but in the end he couldn't get it to work either. His working theory is that since the motherboard has its own RAID controller (even if it's disabled), it may be interfering with the RocketRAID's ability to intervene using the same mechanism (called Interrupt 13). I even upgraded the RocketRAID's firmware in an attempt to get it working. Nothing changed the situation. So, my working theory is that this RocketRAID is not compatible with my motherboard and vice versa. In fact, I checked Highpoint's web site, and they have a motherboard support list. It is in fact an astonishingly tiny list, mostly (w)Intel boards, and quite obscure. A very small niche. To summarize... Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H RAID Card: Highpoint RocketRAID 3120 I could get the RAID card to function, but I couldn't boot from it. Perhaps it's remotely possible that there's still something else to try, but I have very little patience when there's a 15 day return policy. %-O ---------- So, now I'm trying to get software RAID to work. See... http://www.nabble.com/Help-with%3A--atacontrol-create-RAID1-ad4-ad6-to21511186.html http://www.nabble.com/Help-with%3A--atacontrol-create-RAID1-ad4-ad6-to21511186.html I'm not having much luck with that either. -- View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/Help-needed-w--HighPoint-RocketRAID-3120-on-FreeBSD-7.1-RELEASE-tp21479839p21517692.html Sent from the freebsd-questions mailing list archive at Nabble.com. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"