RAID10 doen't boot

krad kraduk at
Tue Mar 2 09:24:43 UTC 2010

On 2 March 2010 08:44, Dan Naumov <dan.naumov at> wrote:

> >Hi,
> >I'd really appreciate it if somebody could help me out!
> >I have a box with a MB ASUS P5WDG2-WS Pro with two built-in SATA II RAID
> controllers
> >(Intel ICH7R and Marvell 88SE614x).
> >I installed 4 HDD WD WD5002ABYS (500GB each) on the 4 SATA ports of the
> Intel
> >ICH7R and using the Intel Matrix Storage Manager I created a RAID10 (Strip
> 14KB, Size
> >931.5GB, Status Normal, Bootable Yes) out of these 4 HDD.
> >Then in the BIOS I set the IDE Configuration to Configure SATA As [RAID],
> OnBoard
> >Serial-ATA BOOTROM [Enabled] and disable the Marvell SATA controller, for
> I use only
> >the Intel ICH7R.
> >Then I successfully installed FreeBSD 7.1 on the RAID partition, ar0.
> >
> >The installation completed successfully but the system persistently didn't
> boot and gave this
> >error message:
> >
> >F1    FreeBSD Default: F1 No /boot/loader FreeBSD/i386 boot Default: 0:ad
> >(0,a)/boot/kernel/kernel boot: No /boot/kernel/kernel
> >
> >Thanks a lot,
> >Alex
> Hello, I know that this probably doesn't help much, but I do recall
> reading in several different places that support for Intel firmware
> raid in both FreeBSD and Linux is very shaky and limited a best. Is
> there any particular reason you want to use it instead of using ZFS or
> gmirror/gstripe/graid5?
> - Sincerely,
> Dan Naumov
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can you actually boot of a geom stripe? I dont think you can and raid10 has
striping in it. As ZFS is very resource hungry i suspect thats why he went
for a hardware setup

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