No SATA disks appear on E7520 with 5.4-RELEASE
dannyman at toldme.com
Mon Oct 17 16:13:22 PDT 2005
I just got some SuperMicro 6014H-T servers in the door. Nice, as ever,
but, uhm, no FreeBSD.
I've got two Western Digital 80GB SATA drives in here, which I intend to
The system comes with this funky Adaptec thing that does a "fake RAID"
sort of thing where it marks the disks and then lets a custom
Windows/Linux driver actually do the RAID. I have that set to Disable,
though it still babbles out its messages during boot.
What I get is the system to boot the install disk, but no disks appear.
So, I hit the BIOS and check out "Native Mode Operation" which supports
"Serial ATA, Parallel ATA, Auto, or Both" ... *whistles* My
understanding is I want to disable Native Mode, else I'll see some
driverless PCI devices.
IF I boot with "Auto" (native mode ON) I see ONE of these:
pci3: <mass storage, RAID> at device 4.0 (no driver attached)
(So, it looks like maybe it is seeing the Adaptec RAID, sort of? That's
not right ... I even tried creating / breaking up the RAID set, to no
IF I boot with "Parallel ATA" (native mode OFF ... remap SATA devices to
PATA devices?) I see a bunch of these:
ata2-master: stat=0x14 err=0x14 lsb=0x14 msb=0x14
The curious and capable are welcome to view my verbose boot output:
The latter two are identical except for CPU speed detect.
Any advice? The plan is to have these hosting a new production system
next week. (I guess I should never agree to purchase a bunch of servers
without testing them first, eh? The 6013P-Ts have been good to us ...)
Thanks in advance for assistance. If someone wants to test code, I can
probably oblige ... though it it rather difficult, given that I can't
get on the disks.
I'll give 5.3 a go, meanwhile ...
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