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Date:      Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:05:58 +0000
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Installing FreeBSD on Hardware Raid
Message-ID:  <20161213160558.b4795383e34201ff8af1395b@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <3tdHnK1zRXzRRqQ@baobab.bilink.it>
References:  <3tdHnK1zRXzRRqQ@baobab.bilink.it>

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On Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:40:04 +0100
Luciano Mannucci <luciano@vespaperitivo.it> 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@sohara.org>



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