> 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.

How about installing via ftp ? thats what I have used in the past when I
didnt have a working CDROM
>
> 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!
>
> Jon
>
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