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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 04:37:08 -0500
From:      Michael Powell <nightrecon@verizon.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Help needed w/ HighPoint RocketRAID 3120 on FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE
Message-ID:  <gkpkel$40n$1@ger.gmane.org>
References:  <a651e48fb9f7da4c14b12f4868a27430.squirrel@secure.futurecis.com> <gko1lj$kjg$1@ger.gmane.org> <21489832.post@talk.nabble.com>

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ThinkDifferently wrote:

> 
> 
> Michael Powell-6 wrote:
>> 
>> In your motherboard BIOS is there any entry that controls which
>> controller boots first? If so set it to boot from the add-in card first
>> instead of the
>> onboard controller.
>> 
> 
> In my BIOS there is the following...
> Hard Disk Boot Priority   [Press Enter]
>      1. SCSI-0:    :  RocketRAID 3120 SATA C
>      2. Bootable Add-in Cards

So what happens when you choose 2. Bootable Add-in Cards, save the 
setting and reboot with [Hard Disk] as First Boot Device?

> First Boot Device          [CDROM]
> Second Boot Device      [Hard Disk]
> Third Boot Device         [USB-FDD]
> 
> For grins, I tried making Hard Disk the first boot device and disabling
> the
> others.  I also tried moving the card to another PCI slot.  Finally, I
> tried shutting off any unnecessary devices on the mobo to include the
> unused serial & parallel headers, usb, firewire, etc.
> 
> Nothing changed.
> 
> On reset...
> 1) The RocketRAID card beeps.
> 2) The motherboard BIOS screen is displayed.
> 3) The RocketRAID BIOS screen is displayed.
> 4) It shows all devices that are enabled and their interrupt settings.
> 5) It tries to boot from the "Hard Disk", which is set to "SCSI-0:    :
> RocketRAID 3120 SATA C".
> 6) It resets and the above repeats.
> 
> In the table of devices that I mention in #4, above, see the attached
> image.
> It shows up as "RAID Cntrlr".  In this screenshot, just about everything
> else is turned off.
> http://www.nabble.com/file/p21489832/P1158072.jpg
> 
> 
> Michael Powell-6 wrote:
>> 
>> Also ensure that in the Highpoint card BIOS INT 13 is
>> "on", should be this way by default.
>> 
> 
> Yes, that is enabled.





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