FreeBSD SCSI/RAID boot problem

Scott Lambert lambert at
Wed Jan 28 08:38:29 PST 2004

On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 07:36:12PM -0600, Marc Cabanatuan wrote:
> Alright I have posted before regarding this NetServer LH Plus w/ the
> Mylex DAC960 RAID controller and the 5 disk SCSI array.
> I have managed to install FreeBSD 5.0-DP1 onto the system, however it
> fails to boot. Last time it just beeped at me and did nothing, this
> was solved by fixing the drive geometry with a win98 boot disk. Now
> the problem is that it seems to not be finding the kernel or /boot
> device or / partition.
> could this be a large block assignment problem where a lowlevel format
> could be necessary?

I had a similar (maybe the same) problem, installs fine doesn't boot
afterward, with a DAC960 controller when I upgraded from 2.x to 4.x.  I
had to change a setting in the controller BIOS from 2MB to 8MB, Or was
it GB?  It was a couple of years ago.

Sorry my memory is so vauge.

Scott Lambert                    KC5MLE                       Unix SysAdmin
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