amd64 HP SA6i RAID5 no boot

Per olof Ljungmark peo at
Fri Nov 30 07:59:16 PST 2007

Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
> Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
>> Hi,
>> What am I doing wrong?
>> 7-Beta3 vanilla install from CD, I let sysinstall do "automatic" 
>> partitions and slices, then stops at "F1 FreeBSD" prompt and beeps. 
>> Obviously it cannot find anything to boot from.
>> System is a SA6i RAID5-array with 6x300GB disks. Possibly I need to 
>> enter drive geometry manually but have no idea where to get that info 
>> from, perhaps somebody knows where to look?
> i386 does not boot either - same
> A RAID1+0 array with 4x36GB disks boots fine both amd64 and i386.

Right. If I create two slices, one 50G and one 1.3T and use the first 
for /, /var etc. then the system will boot.

I would assume from the above that I could perhaps use some other 
utility to create a big single slice.

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