hardware mirrors recognized as individual disks in fbsd
stevefranks at ieee.org
Tue Jan 16 18:34:59 UTC 2007
I suppose a couple of other details are in order:
1. FreeBSD is installed on a completely different disk.
2. I checked, and the motherboard still thinks they are mirrored.
On 1/16/07, Steve Franks <stevefranks at ieee.org> wrote:
> I'm tired of win2k crashing, and we won't even go into my opinion of
> vista's strongarm marketing tactics (read: changing my hardware means I have
> to pay again? they can keep their OS).
> Problem is, I've got 320GB of accumulated detrius on ntfs volumes to
> migrate. I see there is some good r/w ports for ntfs, so I'm willing to
> evaluate that to see if it's stable (shoestring budget here obviously - this
> is my personal stuff only).
> Forging ahead, I get ready to start playing the mounting game, but
> lo-and-behold, suddenly I have 4 disks whereas in windows I had two. Now I
> praise FreeBSD for it's superior intellect here, but now I have a problem.
> I want two 160GB mirrored volumes, not 4 unmirrored ones. The RAID is an
> ASUS P5DR1-VM motherboard with a ULI raid chipset onboard. Very nice setup
> for the money.
> Is this normal? Am I going to break my mirror if I mount a single disk?
> If so, how do I mount a mirror?
> Steve Franks, KE7BTE
> Staff Engineer
> La Palma Devices, LLC
> (520) 312-0089
Steve Franks, KE7BTE
La Palma Devices, LLC
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