Eric F Crist
ecrist at secure-computing.net
Tue Dec 28 20:01:03 PST 2004
On Dec 27, 2004, at 9:53 PM, Subhro wrote:
> Hi folks,
> This is a strange problem. I own a AMD Athlon 64 bit on a Asus K8V SE
> motherboard. This motherboard has an onboard VIA SATA RAID controller.
> SATA hard drives (120G each) are connected in RAID-0. The already has
> installation of Windows XP (32 bit edition) and the RAID works
> properly. It
> shows a net hard disk space of ~240G as expected.
> I tried to install FreeBSD adm64 (5.3-R) from the CD. But I am really
> surprised to see the installation utility detect the two hard disks
> separately. The strangest part is, the first hard disk shows the
> partitions, however the second hard disk shows empty.
> To cross check I disconnected the second Hard disk from the controller
> windows refused to boot as expected. Could anyone guide me about what
> happening out there and how I can make the RAID controller work under
> FreeBSD amd64?
The VIA SATA RAID controller is not currently supported by FreeBSD.
You *could* throw in a nice cheap IDE HDD for your FreeBSD purposes...
Eric F Crist "I am so smart, S.M.R.T!"
Secure Computing Networks -Homer J Simpson
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