FreeBSD 8.3 with LSI MegaRAID 9265-8i

Jamie Paul Griffin jamie at
Fri Oct 5 09:46:41 UTC 2012

[ Joe Mays wrote on Thu  4.Oct'12 at 22:26:01 -0400 ]

> Well, this is a real problem. I have nothing where I am to build and burn an 
> ISO, and I am trying to work with someone several states away through an 
> IKVM switch. The server-to-be is on a port on the switch and I need them to 
> download the ISO via FTP and burn it to a disc and drop it in the tray. 
> Right now I'll happily pay $50 to to anyone who can provide me with an ISO 
> of 8.3 stable in a location that I can provide to the person in missouri so 
> he can download it and create the DVD. I'm serious. Paypal is at the ready.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Rick Miller" <vmiller at>
> To: "Joe Mays" <mays at>
> Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:55 PM
> Subject: Re: FreeBSD 8.3 with LSI MegaRAID 9265-8i
> > On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 9:38 PM, Joe Mays <mays at> wrote:
> >>> Which ISO? The driver didn't make it into 8.3-RELEASE. Do you have a
> >>> stable/8 iso that was made sometime after the 8.3 release?
> >>
> >>
> >> No, I was trying to install from 8.3 RELEASE. Where do I get a .iso of 
> >> 8.3
> >> STABL:E that will include the new mfi driver? I can't find one on the ftp
> >> site.
> >
> > There is no ISO to download.  The most recent stable/8 code at
> > includes the driver.  Check it
> > out and build a release ISO based on that code.  Reference the URL
> > below, but don't pay any mind to "patching sysinstall", "kernel
> > config", or "Executing/Using the kernel" sections and it'll guide you
> > in building a release.  Once the release is built, run mkisofs on it
> > and you'll have your ISO.

When you install the 8.3-RELEASE, just use svn to download to stable source tree and rebuild the system from source, then you'll have the version you need. Are you able to do that?

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