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Date:      Wed, 31 Jan 2001 02:39:37 -0800
From:      "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm@toybox.placo.com>
To:        "Anthony I. Ivanov" <tony@itartass.spb.ru>, <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Installing FreeBSD on Compaq ProLiant 1500
Message-ID:  <000001c08b72$1c050ec0$1401a8c0@tedm.placo.com>
In-Reply-To: <000f01c08ad4$9149b300$c781a8c0@itartass.spb.ru>

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Unfortunately the chipset used in the early Compaq
EISA array controllers is different enough from the chipset
used in the later controllers that it won't work.  We
noticed the same problem with the Compaq Linux driver, and
Compaq supports Linux!!

It's frustrating, I know.  I mentioned this to the
ida driver author back when v 3.5 was in the works and
change was made in one of the 3.5 betas that helped but didn't
quite get there.  It looks as though further work on
the driver has made things worse.

Your best bet if you want to use these older systems is
to get onto Ebay and buy another SCSI card.  There are EISA
versions of the Mylex and DPT raid controllers available.


Ted Mittelstaedt                      tedm@toybox.placo.com
Author of:          The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide
Book website:         http://www.freebsd-corp-net-guide.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Anthony I.
> Ivanov
> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 7:52 AM
> To: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: Installing FreeBSD on Compaq ProLiant 1500
>
>
> Hello!
>
> Need some help here.
>
> I'm trying to install FreeBSD on ProLiant 1500 - no luck.
>
> When I try to install 4.x or 5.0 instalation fail with "Fatal trap 12".
> If I use custom boot disks of FreeBSD 3.5 (compiled with support for Smart
> Array 2/E) - everything is ok: Smart array found (ida0), SCSI cdrom found
> (cd0), exept that setup fails to find any sutable drive to install.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Anthony.
>
>
>
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