Intel 865PERL SATA and FreeBSD 5.2.1
tonylay at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 18 12:35:43 PST 2004
No problems to report with my new board yet...but I'd like to discuss the
best way to proceed here.
Before I go balls out on this I want to make sure I understand what I'm
going to do a little better. I have a new box that I put together with an
Intel 865PERL motherboard. One of the importiant features that I'd like to
take advantage of is the SATA capabilaties. I have two SATA drives on the
way and I am planning on hooking them up and running a mirrored OS.
My data will be seperate, running off a promise controller card mirrored
At this point I understand that SATA is young, but from what I've seen it's
just now turning the corner, and I feel comfortable working it
in...especially since this is a new box. I understand that both the SATA
and FreeBSD 5.2.1 aren't stable persay, but I would imagine that it would be
stable enough to run php, a database, a webserver, samba and mail. I won't
be able to upgrade much once I release my box into production...so I need to
have it a bit bleeding edge. The old server here wasn't updated for 5
years. I plan on a little more due dillagence with this box...but I still
need to start somewhere and I'd like to have ACL's for use with my domain
and 4.9-STABLE doesn't have that support, nor is it backported that I know
Enough of an explination, here's my question:
In order to get SATA support I have to switch to Legacy Support in the BIOS.
Install FreeBSD 5.2.1 #OK
Rebuild my kernel with Jeff Garzik's libata driver #UH HUH
Install Linux on an IDE drive with the new support #Right?
Flip on SATA (Disable Legacy) in BIOS #Right?
Now as for mirroring...the perl865 lists the windows driver as Intel 82801ER
ICH5-R or 82801EB ICH5
Go strong bad with my install
So besides the install order I'm a little sketchy on kernel building. I
guess this is a general cry for help. I plan on reading up on my docs and
doing this in the next week, but I figured that I would send this out so
that maybe some more experienced folks could let me know the ins/outs and/or
proceedures that they have used to do things like the kernel compile on
freebsd and the integration of SATA. Something tells me there may be a good
better best way to do this.
Thanks for your replies in advance.
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