Problem with Sil 680 RAID card
evild at acn.pl
Tue Dec 9 14:23:30 PST 2003
Anyone who has problems with Silicon Image (Sil 680)
based RAID cards (me till now) here is the solution:
I needed 3 hard drives to create a mirror, one
to boot the system from and 2 others connected to
BIOS in controller card was left alone - no RAID created.
I booted FreeBSD from first drive, used:
atacontrol create RAID1 ad4 ad6
to create mirror from 2 disks connected to controler card.
Then, after rebooting and disconecting
the first hard drive (ad0) I started to install
FreeBSD again - now on ar0.
atacontrol must have written something
to mbr on this disks or do something similar... I think.
Now I have:
blue# pciconf -l -v
atapci1 at pci0:9:0: class=0x010400 card=0x36801095 chip=0x06801095
vendor = 'Silicon Image Inc (Was: CMD Technology Inc)'
device = 'SiI 0680 (Was: PCI-0648) Ultra ATA133 EIDE Controller'
class = mass storage
subclass = RAID
/dev/ar0s1a on / (ufs, local)
blue# atacontrol status ar0
ar0: ATA RAID1 subdisks: ad4 ad6 status: READY
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