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Date:      Sun, 23 Sep 2001 01:02:36 -0600
From:      "Jamie Hermans" <>
To:        "'Gabriel Rossetti'" <>, <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Compaq Smart-2/E array controller error
In-Reply-To: <>

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG On Behalf Of Gabriel
> Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2001 2:09 pm
> To: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: Compaq Smart-2/E array controller error
> Hello, 
> I have a Compaq Smart-2/E array controller (rev A, v2.14) on my
> prosignia server. I have tried to install FreeBSD 3.4, 4.0, 4.1,
> and 4.3 on it but it crashes. I get a memory dump after the device
> configuration, right when it finds the controller. It has the
> following processor(the controller):

Hi Gabriel...

If you search the archives, you will notice that *I* had the exact
same issue.  There is no longer support for the Smart-2/E controller
(or more generally, the EISA version of this controller.)

My "solution" was to dig around for a PCI version of the controller,
which IS supported.

# dmesg | grep ida
ida0: <Compaq SMART-2/P array controller> port 0x8000-0x80ff mem
0x42000000-0x43ffffff,0x40000000-0x400000ff irq 11 at device 0.0 on pci1
ida0: drives=2 firm_rev=4.48
idad0: <Compaq Logical Drive> on ida0
idad0: 12279MB (25149120 sectors), blocksize=512
idad1: <Compaq Logical Drive> on ida0
idad1: 24563MB (50306400 sectors), blocksize=512
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/idad0s1a

-- Jamie

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