amd64 HP SA6i RAID5 no boot

Brian bri at
Fri Nov 30 08:15:43 PST 2007

Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
> 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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Is the 2TB max implied here still true?


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