Hi, and thanks in advance for any help provided.

I am trying to install FreeBSD 4.10 on a new, clean ProLiant DL380 g3. It has four 72.8 GB drives, and currently set up as a RAID5 by it's Smart Array 5i boot controller.

I want to start by making this as simple as possible, so only one operating system (BSD).

Some specs:

ProLiant DL 380 G3
Intel Xeon @ 3.06 Ghz
NC7781 Gigabit Server Adapter
IDE CD-ROM 1 : DW-224E

I have created both the kern.flp and the mfsroot.flp diskettes, and progressed through the initial installation.

The first problem I have encountered is being unable to initialize the media from my ISO diskette. I get the following error message:

Error mounting /dev/acd0 on dist: Input/output error (5) 100%

This is surprising, since on the Hardware Probe results, I have:

acd0: CDROM <DW-224E> at ata0-master using PIO4

Now I have read that an older issue was that the CD-ROM drives needed to be set as slave to the hard drive controller in order to work properly, but thought this was an older issue, and taken care of. (?)

Yet, when I do a Standard Installation, Use the Entire Disk (setting as Bootable), Install a Standard MBR (no boot manager), use Auto Defaults for the Disk partitioning, Attempt a User installation (to keep it basic), and accept the FreeBSD ports collection suggestion, then choose my Installation Media type as CD/DVD (and will be using the 4.10 Disc 1 ISO), the Error mounting... <etc> comes up.

I do not believe it is the CD-ROM drive itself - there are several disks that I have tested and ran upon it (the ProlLiant's SmarStart, for example).

Has anyone encountered this problem? I have read at several areas that it might be an issue with the RAID controller (?)

Thanks again for any advice, and have a great holiday weekend!


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