Dell 2950 Perc 5/i RAID Controller and FreeBSD 6.1 Question
Brian A. Seklecki
lavalamp at spiritual-machines.org
Tue Oct 31 16:51:25 UTC 2006
It would be very very useful if you provided dmesg(8), bsdlabel(8), and
fdisk(8) outputs to illustrate the problem.
For each RAID group you assemble in the BIOS/CMOS utility, you should see
a seaparate mfid[0-9] phyiscal device. Once properly partitioned, they
should each contain "s1" slice -- for some reason we number disks from 0
but slices from 1 (possibily because the BIOS does)
Then each physical slice can be BSD labeled'd with [a-z]
On Thu, 26 Oct 2006, Krempasky, Mark wrote:
> We have a new Dell 2950 with 6 disks, we have verified that the bios and
> raid controller firmware are up to date.
> Our issue is: after creating 3, RAID 1 virtual disk groups and
> initializing them we successfully install FreeBSD 6.1 on the first raid
> We then create a file system on the second raid group which seems to
> wipe out the FreeBSD install on the first disk group.
> It seems as though FreeBSD6.1 is not differentiating between the
> different disk groups thus when you make changes to 1 group it will
> write the changes to the other.
> Anyone have any ideas on how to get FreeBSD6.1 to differentiate between
> the different virtual disk groups on a Dell 2950?
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-lava (Brian A. Seklecki - Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
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meant everything, and lives could be bought and sold for a couple of pages
of laser printout - and frequently were."
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