Hi Jason,
Thanks for the feedback... yes was aware of Vinum but I hear a few horror stories of trying to change drives out when there's a problem...

The card was hardware (I thought)... but the bit I didn't expect was that the card would be transparent to FreeBSD if not recognised. I figured an unsupported card would not show the drives on it... this one does but all separate (even though the BIOS acknowledges the 4 drive RAID is drive 80)...

cheers, Chris R.

--On 21 August 2003 11:24 -0400 Jason Stewart <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Christopher Raven wrote:

I am trying to install FreeBSD 4.8 onto an Intel ISP2150 that I have
ripped the SCSI cabling and boards from in place of a PCI RAID system.
All seems to have gone well and I can boot and configure the RAID card
locally (4x80GB). However, FreeBSD insists in seeing the RAID
(supposedly striped and mirrored) as 4 separate disks... ad4 -> 7.

Is this correct? Do I need to change something here in FreeBSD as I
can't see anything obvious in the docs or from searching the web on

It could be correct if you haven't set up your RAID card correctly. Is it a hardware or software controlled RAID card. If it's hardware controlled, you have to set up your RAID configuration in the card so FreeBSD recognizes it as 1 disk. If it's software controlled, cou can use something like ccd or vinum. See this articles for more info on vinum: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/vinum/index.html Or the RAID section from the trusty handbook: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/raid.html

Good Luck,

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