FreeBSD 8.3 with LSI MegaRAID 9265-8i

Michael Ross gmx at
Fri Oct 5 11:23:11 UTC 2012

On Fri, 05 Oct 2012 04:26:01 +0200, Joe Mays <mays at> wrote:

> 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.

Possible option?:
Have the person at the remote and plug an usb stick into the machine,
install onto that, and continue from there?


> ----- 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.
>> Also consider reading the release(7) manpage at
>> for information on building a release.
>> -- Take care
>> Rick Miller
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