steve at ibctech.ca
Wed Nov 16 15:33:10 GMT 2005
> Steve, I have made good progress. It seems that the factory
> shipped the sata drives on ports 3 and 4 of the sata
> controller. Both drives where secondary slaves. While we both
> know that really shouldnt matter when you build a logical
> drive and tell the array controller what span to boot from.
> But it looks like freebsd hiccups on it. I moved my sata
> drives to ports 1 and 2 on the sata controller, rebuilt the
> array, installed and booted off the array with no problems.
> My next issue with this controller is the performance -ick!
> There is a blurb about its read perfomance on the intel web
> site, Ill keep you posted. Good luck and let me kknow what
> your drive configuration is.
Thanks for the info! I'm going to Cc: the list now, in case someone else
is having issues.
My drives are 1 and 2 as well, as a matter of fact, I've tried them
everywhere. No matter what, after install, I get the blinking cursor.
I'm going to try to get a chance this aft to play around again, and I'll
let you know what I find. If it doesn't work, we can compare BIOS
> > > Hi Steve, I saw your messages on the FreeBSD mailing list
> > > I am doing some work for a client whom purchased an Intel
> > > Se7221bk1-e with one of these embedded ICH6-R raid
> controllers. Same
> > > symptoms as you stated, install runs great but wont boot from
> > > controller. If I boot from the installation media i can mount
> > > /dev/rd0s1a. Just wondering if you made any progress with this
> > > controller.
> > That's some fantastic advise...mount / after booting CD!
> I'll try that.
> > Otherwise, no new updates.
> > i've been watching current, as this chipset doesn't appear
> to be the
> > only one with this problem.
> > Keep me posted!
> > Tks,
> > Steve
> > > Thanks!
> > >
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