freebsd-8 support for dell R710 SATA raid-0

krad kraduk at
Wed Mar 31 10:56:08 UTC 2010

On 31 March 2010 02:13, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 6:56 PM, John <comp.john at> wrote:
>> Hi, thanks for your input.
>> I have an idea. Would the answer be to install the OS to a SD card, boot
>> from that then use GPT or ZFS to see the drive once the OS is installed?
>> What i mean is, the disks are attached to the SATA raid card. if I don't
>> select any disks in the raid, will they be seen by the OS? then I could
>> just use zfs for raid functionality.
>> Freebsd 8 sees the card, just not the disks. The server has a sd slot.
>> Maybe this is what it's for?
>> --
>> John - comp dot john at googlemail dot com
>> OpenBSD firewall | FreeBSD desktop | Ubuntu Karmic laptop
>> GPG: 0xF08A33C5
> Your best bet would be to configure the drives as JBOD and see if it
> detects the disks.  Post dmesg from that.
> --
> Adam Vande More

we are testing one at work at the moment. I think its a driver issue. We are
looking at either putting in a perc card or swapping it for the next chasis.

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