Problem install FreeBSD 6.0 on Dell PowerEdge 2850

Michael Vince mv at
Thu Dec 1 03:30:05 GMT 2005

Maybe if you don't actually have a multi drive raid configuration theres 
no point in having the bios set to RAID and doing so reveals a bug in 
the amr driver.


Scott Long wrote:

> Hoang Lang-E11272 wrote:
>> Thank you all for your help.
>> I finally got FreeBSD 6.0 to install on my Dell 2850 by changing the 
>> bios setting from Internal RAID to SCSI.  The installation went 
>> smothly, so I guess there is the something with the RAID driver in 
>> FreeBSD 6.0
> There is indeed a bug in the amr RAID driver, though I haven't seen 
> your particular symptoms.  I have a patch to work around the bug, but 
> it only
> helps if you have an installed system and can compile a kernel.  I'm 
> considering building an unofficial 6.0-RELEASE with the patch so that
> people with this problem can try it out.
> Scott
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