Installing freeBSD on an Intel RAID5 partition
jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Oct 10 13:23:08 PDT 2007
On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 04:19:02PM -0400, Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
> Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 03:35:54PM +0800, nodje wrote:
> >> I couldn't find any answer to the question.The problem is that the installer
> >> shows up all the disks instead of proposing to install somewhere on the
> >> RAID5 partition, in other words, it just doesn't recognize the RAID5.
> >> Is it possible at all to install freeBSD on one of those RAID??
> >> I've found out that this is also a problem with the few linux distros I've
> >> tried. I've heard it was possible now but I'm a little bit surprised by the
> >> slow adoption I must say.
> > I had something look similar to that on a Dell 2950.
> > It put out lots of lines for each separate drive including a device
> > controler name. But I had to dig through the boot messages carefully
> > to find a device name for the raid controller. But, it was there. Once
> > I found it, things went just fine. I may have done something manually
> > with fdisk or maybe dd to the raid device before getting things to
> > be happy. I don't remember exactly.
> > Unfortunately, I had to load Susie 10 Linux on it so I can't look back
> > right now. It also would have been a Dell Perc something, probably 5.
> > So, the device name might be different from the Intel.
> > But, keep searching.
> Strange -- I have PowerEdge 1600 with RAID-5 (3disks) installer worked
> just fine.
Yes, mine worked just fine too -- once I found the device name
somewhat lost in the middle of all the disk device names and info.
> FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p5 #0: Thu Jun 28 17:57:32 UTC 2007
> real memory = 2147418112 (2047 MB)
> avail memory = 2096361472 (1999 MB)
> MPTable: <DELL PE 011B >
> FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
> cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID: 1
> cpu1 (AP): APIC ID: 0
> aacd0: <RAID 5> on aac0
> aacd0: 139997MB (286714368 sectors)
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> /dev/aacd0s1a 989M 81M 829M 9% /
> devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
> /dev/aacd0s1d 1.9G 140K 1.8G 0% /tmp
> /dev/aacd0s1e 6.8G 1.9G 4.4G 30% /usr
> /dev/aacd0s1g 24G 67M 22G 0% /usr/home
> /dev/aacd0s1f 24G 506M 22G 2% /var
> /dev/aacd0s1h 70G 3.2G 62G 5% /x1
> devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /var/named/dev
> This worked out of the box with GENERIC kernel on i386
> Kernel config custom snippets:
> ########## SCSI
> device scbus # SCSI Subsystem
> device ahc # AHA2940 and onboard AIC7xxx devices
> device da # Direct Access (disks)
> device cd # CD
> device ses # SCSI Environmental Services (and SAF-TE)
> device aac
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