All... I have a system with a 3ware 7506-8 controller and 6 wd 250MB drives in a raid 5 config (1.2TB storage). The problem I am having is trying to configure the raid 5 array as a disk. using sysinstall, I get this message with every fdisk key press:
'a geometry of 152005/255/63 for twed0 is incorrect' from there it drops me to the fdisk window and using 'a' for the entire disk, gives me this geometry which is invalid offset size end 0 63 62 63 2441960262 2441960324 -1853006971 14715 2441975039 first, that seems very wrong, but I leave fdisk anyway. when I go into disklabel, I get an error stating: Fatal Error: Partitions are larger than actual chunk?? - PRESS ANY KEY TO QUIT so, I can not create that disk. I am running 4.9 with the latest 3ware drivers compiled in. 3ware specifies to use 4.8 with their drivers, but I get the exact same err on 4.8. I am not as adept to on the cli setting up the disk, but everything I try fails. I think I could get it working with the right geometry, but I am not sure how to even get that. questions.... can the twe driver support this config? how can I detect the actual geometry of the raid5 disk? what steps are needed to setup the disk? At this point, I am at a loss on this, so any suggestions or help is appreciated. Also...I have followed the handbook and any other doc I can research on the website, google and anywhere else with no avail... TIA, Bill _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"