I have just had several days of issues with an SB700 chipset and drives not behaving nicely with it. Try setting the bios to ACHI mode this worked for me but I was not using the raid as a boot disk I merely wanted access to all 6 sata ports on the gigabyte board.
Regards Graeme -----Original Message----- From: ThinkDifferently [mailto:jer...@futurecis.com] Sent: 21 January 2009 20:27 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Closure: Help needed w/ HighPoint RocketRAID 3120 on FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE In my research and unwitting trials with this particular motherboard (Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H), I found that, while it is generally well tolerated by FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE, the onboard RAID is completely incompatible. Even when a RocketRAID 3120 card was used, the RAID could be built, but the ar0 device thus created, did not survive a reboot. Also, a software RAID was attempted -- after a minimal install from CD, the atacontrol command was used to create RAID ar0, then (without rebooting) exiting back to the installer, the OS was loaded onto it; however, upon reboot, ar0 could not be found. In other words, it could not boot from any RAID, whether by software in FreeBSD or by hardware on RocketRAID. The problem stems from the board's Southbridge SB700 chipset (the infamous 700 series). This chipset is not (yet?) supported in FreeBSD. Other notes on this board include the following: -Generic VGA worked. -The onboard LAN (chipset 8111C) worked in 7.1-RELEASE, but not 7.0. -If the SATA ports are put into AHCI or Native IDE modes, individual disks were recognized, but in RAID mode, neither the RAID nor individual disks could be seen. -- View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/Help-needed-w--HighPoint-RocketRAID-3120-on-FreeBS D-7.1-RELEASE-tp21479839p21591518.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" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"