How difficult would it be to upgrade from 4.8 to 5.x ?

I've got to get this server going ASAP but I'd also like
to be able to upgrade to the 5.x series, especially when
5.2 comes out.

There should be a way to disable ACPI during boot up.  I 
could have sworn that during previous installs of 5.1 the
menu option said "Boot FreeBSD with ACPI disabled" but when
I boot the server it says "Boot FreeBSD with ACPI enabled"
<sigh>


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From: RaphaŽl Marmier [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 5:26 PM
To: Warner Joseph
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Subject: Re: 5.1 & Compaq Smart Array


I'll give a try on a Smart Array 532 with FBSD 5.1 as soon as I can  
(days or weeks). It is working fine with 4.8 now.

Raphael

Le Jeudi, 7 aoŻ 2003, ŗ 23:44 Europe/Zurich, Warner Joseph a ťcrit :
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: RaphaŽl Marmier [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 2:55 PM
> To: Warner Joseph
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> Subject: Re: 5.1 & Compaq Smart Array
>
>
>> RAIDFrame is software raid so it doesn't matter here. You should check
>> wether your Smart Array is properly supported, first, a good place to
>> start: http://people.freebsd.org/~msmith/RAID/.
>
> It looks like it is.  Mine is a Compaq Smart-2SL Array Controller
>
>> Then maybe try to disable APIC at boot (??), as this is known to cause
>> problems.
>
> I don't have that option, the option menu has an option to "Enable"
> APIC support not disable it.  I'm using the 5.1 -RELEASE mini-install  
> CD.
>
>
>> But first, go to the BIOS on the server and make sure it is
>> preset either for Linux OS or for "Other".
>
> Right, I used the Compaq Setup CD, blew away my old FreeBSD 4.6
> configuration,
> set up a new one including a new array (I added an extra drive), chose
> "Other OS" during the manual install and rebooted to install the new  
> OS.
>
>
>
>> Then maybe make sure your
>> raid volume(s) is configured with Compaq tools before attempting to
>> install FreeBSD.
>
> FWIW - I had it running on 4.6 -STABLE just fine before this.
>
> hope this helps
>
> Raphael
>
> Le Jeudi, 7 aoŻ 2003, ŗ 20:16 Europe/Zurich, Warner Joseph a ťcrit :
>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 5.1 -RELEASE on our
>> Compaq Proliant 2500 server with (4) 9.1G hard drives
>> using Raid5 and the install hangs at:
>>
>> /stand/sysinstall running as init on vty0
>>
>> Is this because of:
>>
>> "The RAIDframe disk driver described in raid(4) is non-functional for
>> this
>> release."
>>
>> ..from the errata?
>>
>> I tried to search the archives but got an error saying they
>> aren't available right now.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Joe
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