FreeBSD 6.0 compat with DL320 G4

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Fri Apr 28 09:29:31 UTC 2006

> RAID support on the DL320 G4 is broken.  HP uses Adaptec
> firmware and Adaptec has not provided Soren programming info
> on their metadata format, as he requested.

we're using 6.1-RC1 on a DL320 G4 with raidctl, which perfectly
fit's our needs. the metadata being written by the bios-fw of the
onboard-controller (adaptec) is really not readable by the os, but
this doesn't prevent us from having our os being installed on raid1.
you only have to boot freebsd, go to the shell, use raidctl to create
an ar0 using ad4 and ad6 and then install the os directly onto ar0.
even booting is not an issue.
[->thx 2 soren, he pointed us in the right direction upon this :-)]

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