Intel Matrixraid on amd64

Dieter freebsd at
Sun Dec 27 05:21:59 UTC 2009

i386 vs amd64:

If you're updating from 6.x to 8.x (or even 7.x) amd64 needs either APIC
turned on in firmware, or a custom kernel with 'device atpic'.  Device
atpic was taken out of amd64 GENERIC in 7.0.  :-(  On my mainboard this
resulted in not having any disks available.


If it is a sysinstall problem, you should be able to install 8.0 by hand.
Something like

export DESTDIR=/os/new/
for foo in base doc catpages dict games info manpages ports lib32
  cd ${foo}
  sh ./
  cd ..
cd src
sh ./ all
cd ../kernels
sh ./ generic

Then edit files in etc as needed.

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