Duh, I let myself forget that it doesn't even get into the installation process correctly...

One thing you could try, just for the test, would be to install 5.1 on a different machine and make sure safe mode is enforced (acpi, eisa probe, etc... like in the errata). Then put the disk in the Compaq and see if it boots, and if it does, re-enable things one by one until it stops working.

But I think I remember you said you need to setup this server asap ;)

RaphaŽl

Le Vendredi, 8 aoŻ 2003, ŗ 23:09 Europe/Zurich, Warner Joseph a ťcrit :


I think it's already disabled or won't work at all on this server.


I can't remember if I said this before but when I boot the mini-install
CD on the server option #2 says "Boot with ACPI enabled" and when
I boot on a regular PC that already has 5.1 installed it says "Boot with
ACPI disabled" so I don't think 5.1 is going to work on a Compaq
Proliant 2500.


I looked over here:

http://prioris.mini.pw.edu.pl/~gregory/FreeBSD/hpi386.html
<http://prioris.mini.pw.edu.pl/~gregory/FreeBSD/hpi386.html>

..and noticed there is only one config listed for someone running FreeBSD
on a 2500 and they're running 4.7 -STABLE, not 5.1


I need to run this in a production environment so 5.1 may not be a good
choice. It's too bad because I'd like more time to tinker with this to see
if I could get 5.1 loaded and running but I'm running out of time.


Thanks

Joe


-----Original Message----- From: RaphaŽl Marmier [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 2:53 PM To: Warner Joseph Cc: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' Subject: Re: 5.1 & Compaq Smart Array



I guess that's what you are looking for:


hint.acpi.0.disabled=1 # disable ACPI (i386 only)


in

http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/5.1R/errata.html


I suppose it has to be put in /etc/sysctl.conf, but I'm not sure...



RaphaŽl



Le Vendredi, 8 aoŻ 2003, ŗ 15:18 Europe/Zurich, Warner Joseph a ťcrit :




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>



-----Original Message-----

From: RaphaŽl Marmier [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 5:26 PM

To: Warner Joseph

Cc: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]'

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

Cc: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]'

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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