Can't make raid array bootable
derek at computinginnovations.com
Mon Feb 26 17:46:48 UTC 2007
Check your BIOS, many system boards are configured to NOT allow writes to
the boot area as a way to protect against virus's and malware.
At 10:14 PM 2/25/2007, odilist at sonic.net wrote:
>I've tried transferring my system (6.0) to an Nvidia hardware raid array
>of two SATA drives on an Asus A8N-E motherboard, following the
>instructions in the FAQ. I can't seem to use fdisk to make the array
>bootable, or to rewrite the master boot record. It claims to write the
>information to disk and then, when I check again, nothing has stuck. I
>have tried fdisk -B -b ar0, boot0cfg -s 1 ar0, boot0cfg -B ar0, and
>probably many other things in the course of the day, but so far I am
>rewarded only with:
>Boot defaults to an ad(0,a) which doesn't exist.
>Further, diskeditor has just started showing two partitions, one which is
>the primary of the raid and the other being the array itself. As the raid
>section of the handbook says "the disk(s) will look like a single drive to
>FreeBSD," this concerns me.
>Would anyone have any ideas?
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