amd64 HP SA6i RAID5 no boot

Per olof Ljungmark peo at
Fri Nov 30 08:23:47 PST 2007

Brian wrote:
> 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.

> Is the 2TB max implied here still true?

Could be but I have *less* than 2TB...

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