No controller detected when boot FreeBSD 7.0
vardyh at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 08:22:03 UTC 2008
Matthew Seaman wrote:
> vardyh wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> I'm a newbie to FreeBSD. I added
>> to /boot/loader.conf and I got
>> 'hptrr: no controller detected.'
>> on the next boot. I didn't change anything else except for the
>> And I had had no problem before that. Could anyone tell me why?
>> I will very appreciate for your help :>
> This is just the driver for the HighPoint Rocket Raid controller being
> a bit too verbose. It's detected that you don't have anything compatible
> with hptrr(4) and (unlike the usual behaviour of most Raid Controller
> drivers (or drivers for any sort of hardware really)) it considers
> this fact to be of such vital importance that it really had to print out
> something on the console. Needless to say such behaviour has already
> been quashed in 7-STABLE and will not appear in 7.1-RELEASE.
> In other words, it's harmless and you can just ignore it.
> I suspect that this output wasn't actually triggered by your changing
> the console setting -- there's no conceivable way changing one should
> affect the other -- but that changing the way the boot messages are
> displayed has managed to draw your attention to it. You probably had
> it before but never noticed.
But, actually it claimed that no controller detected and asked me to
specify the root filesystem manually, which wrote:
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
Manul root filesystem specification:
<fstype>:<device> Mount <device> using filesystem <fstype>
? List valid disk boot devices
<empty line> Abort manual input
I tried ufs:/dev/ad0s1a, which was the real root filesystem registered
in my /etc/fstab, but it still could not be mounted. And the same
direction came out again to asked me to point out the root fs.
I tried '?' also, but it seems that no disk devices were found... The
kernel told me "List of GEOM managed disk devices:", and nothing but the
same old direction followed.
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