Installing FreeBSD on Hardware Raid

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Tue Dec 13 16:06:14 UTC 2016

On Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:40:04 +0100
Luciano Mannucci <luciano at> wrote:

> Hello to everybody!
> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 10.3 (11.0 doesn't boot due to old EFI
> buggy implementation) on a 2010 Intel Server Board S5400SF machine,
> bearing an Intel Embedded Server RAID Technology II, with two arrays
> of SATA hard disks.
> When I boot the installation DVD of the 10.3-RELEASE, it sees the
> single disks instead of the arrays. It destroys the arrays if I let it
> write to the disks.

	Treat them as single disks, use ZFS and let it manage the storage,
from the sounds of it what you have is not a real hardware RAID (even if it
was I'd put it in JBOD mode and let ZFS at the drives).

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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