5.1 & Compaq Smart Array

Raphaël Marmier raphael at computer-rental.ch
Thu Aug 7 13:57:06 PDT 2003

RAIDFrame is software raid so it doesn't matter here. You should check  
wether your Smart Array is properly supported, first, a good place to  
start: http://people.freebsd.org/~msmith/RAID/.

Then maybe try to disable APIC at boot (??), as this is known to cause  
problems. But first, go to the BIOS on the server and make sure it is  
preset either for Linux OS or for "Other". Then maybe make sure your  
raid volume(s) is configured with Compaq tools before attempting to  
install FreeBSD.

hope this helps


Le Jeudi, 7 aoû 2003, à 20:16 Europe/Zurich, Warner Joseph a écrit :

> Hi,
> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 5.1 -RELEASE on our
> Compaq Proliant 2500 server with (4) 9.1G hard drives
> using Raid5 and the install hangs at:
> /stand/sysinstall running as init on vty0
> Is this because of:
> "The RAIDframe disk driver described in raid(4) is non-functional for  
> this
> release."
> ..from the errata?
> I tried to search the archives but got an error saying they
> aren't available right now.
> Thanks
> Joe
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