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Date:      Sun, 14 Jan 2001 20:50:41 +0100
From:      "Morten Seeberg" <morten@seeberg.dk>
To:        "Robert Myers" <ccrider@whiterose.net>, "'Bob Purdon'" <bobp@southcom.com.au>
Cc:        <stable@FreeBSD.ORG>, <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Compaq RAID?
Message-ID:  <02cf01c07e63$488dab80$deff58c1@sos>
References:  <000001c07e60$49057af0$0201a8c0@ccrider2k>

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I dont have a Compaq system, I use my controllers in regular Clone systems
(but my controllers are old enough to be supported by the SP described on my
webpage).

But i have configured 50 controllers via the SmartStart CD in Compaq systems
without any problems. The software started on the SmartStart CD is the same
as the software you install in Windows NT.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Myers" <ccrider@whiterose.net>
To: "'Morten Seeberg'" <morten@seeberg.dk>; "'Bob Purdon'"
<bobp@southcom.com.au>
Cc: <stable@FreeBSD.ORG>; <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2001 6:55 PM
Subject: RE: Compaq RAID?


> Did you try booting a smartstart CD and configuring from there?
>
> Robert Myers
> Systems Administrator
> http://whiterose.net
> (717)439-1478
>
>
> >
> >
> > FYI for the mailinglists
> >
> > I havenīt had time or the oppotunity to test the new models,
> > but I do know
> > that Compaq will not support newer controllers for FreeBSD
> > (or Linux at the
> > moment). They talked about supporting their controllers in
> > other kinds of
> > hardware than Compaq, but that never happened (and probably
> > never will now),
> > so you actually need an NT partition on your server or a
> > Compaq server (and
> > the use the SmartStart CD) :(
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Bob Purdon" <bobp@southcom.com.au>
> > To: <idaraid@seeberg.dk>
> > Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 11:59 AM
> > Subject: Compaq RAID?
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Been checking out your IDA RAID web pages and was hoping
> > you might have
> > > some useful information...
> > >
> > > I have a Compaq SMART Array 3200 controller (the dual
> > channel unit), but
> > > can't find any software to configure the actual arrays.
> > The software your
> > > site links to (the Softpaq - the one that extracts a copy of Win
> > > 3.11 and runs in that) doesn't detect the card.
> > >
> > > The BIOS detects the card, and it runs it's power up
> > diagnostics fine -
> > > it's just the Compaq software that can't find it.
> > >
> > > I've tried downloading their newer ADU utility, but it only
> > runs on NT or
> > > Win-2000, and installing either of those just so I can
> > configure an array
> > > to install BSD on seems just a little drastic.
> > >
> > > Do you have any ideas I could try?
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Bob.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
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