LSI Logic V3 SATA RAID Controller

Sam Duff sduff at
Mon Jul 10 03:44:26 UTC 2006


I am having a problem with installing FreeBSD 6.1 on an Acer Altos G320
Server with a LSI Logic V3 SATA RAID Controller.

The raid array consists of 3 80Gb hard drives in a raid 0 configuration
with 64Kb stripes.

FreeBSD correctly detects the RAID controller and the logical hard
drive, and also installs without any errors. Although on boot up (into
the installation cd) it gives the following warning:

lsiv3 > 2 disk support untested!!

Nevertheless, it installs properly.

When I reboot the Server after the installation is complete I get the
following errors from the boot loader:

Not ufs
Not ufs
No /boot/loader

FreeBSD/i386 boot
Default: 0:ad(0,a)/boot/kernel/kernel
Not ufs
no /boot/kernel/kernel

FreeBSD/i386 boot
Default: 0:ad(0,a)/boot/kernel/kernel

Even trying the following at the "boot:" prompt doesn't work:


This line just gives a system beep.
After some more fiddling at the "boot:" prompt I noticed that when I
type in "ad(1,a)/boot/kernel/kernel" it gives me the error:

error 8 lba 0
No /boot/kernel/kernel

Is that anything significant?
And is there any solution to my problem?

Thankyou for any help!

Kind regards,

Sam Duff
Systems Administrator
Towns Shearing Real Estate

Phone: 03 6334 3484
Email: sduff at

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