FreeBSD 5.4 and PERC 5i controller
jerrymc at msu.edu
Tue Nov 6 12:02:31 PST 2007
On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 12:43:34PM -0500, Josh Paetzel wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 November 2007 11:17:24 am Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 11:46:30AM -0500, Jay Aikat wrote:
> > > I am trying to install an Endace DAG card for traffic capture on a new
> > > machine with 8 drives installed using a PERC 5i controller. Due to
> > > support limitations for the DAG software, I have to install FreeBSD 5.4
> > > on this machine.
> > >
> > > However, the install CD does not see any drives at all - my guess is
> > > FreeBSD 5.4 has no drivers for the PERC 5i controller. Does anyone know
> > > a workaround for this? Is there a PERC 5i driver available for FreeBSD
> > > 5.4? TIA for your responses.
> > I am guessing you are right. 5.4 is pretty old.
> > Is there any good reason you don't go to a more
> > modern version of FreeBSD?
> > ////jerry
> Yeah...and he mentions it in his email. Did you read it?
Oh yah, I see it now. So sorry.
> The driver you need (mfi) was never backported to 5.x It was introduced in
> FBSD 6.1-R You might ask the author (Scott Long) how much work it would be
> or why it was never backported. It's possible it's trivial and it's possible
> that it would require massive amounts of work.
> Josh Paetzel
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