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Date:      Tue, 15 Nov 2005 00:07:23 +0100
From:      "Ronald Klop" <ronald-freebsd8@klop.yi.org>
To:        freebsd-stable@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 6.0-RELEASE Dell PE 850
Message-ID:  <op.sz86ilvu8527sy@outgoing.local>
In-Reply-To: <EF2FF1D1-D9AF-4972-8703-90E039C5C19A@khera.org>
References:  <000001c5e90e$e45bc2c0$0a01a8c0@DIGNUS> <EF2FF1D1-D9AF-4972-8703-90E039C5C19A@khera.org>

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On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 20:51:36 +0100, Vivek Khera <vivek@khera.org> wrote:

>
> On Nov 14, 2005, at 6:31 AM, Johan Kooijman wrote:
>
>> After ordering a stack of Dell PE 850 boxes I found out, by experience,  
>> that
>> 6.0-RELEASE doesn't work with it. It does recognize the S-ATA  
>> controller,
>> but install says it can't find any disks.
>
> there was some discussion about this on the pfSense (firewall software  
> built on 6.0) a week or so ago.  Apparently there is some kernel patch  
> that allows the PE850 to work.  perhaps digging thru the pfSense mailing  
> list archives will help find it.
>
> Not sure the status of having that patch merged back into the FreeBSD  
> main code.  I certainly hope it will be, given how popular these boxes  
> are.

If the patch is submitted as a PR it will help a lot I think.

-- 
  Ronald Klop
  Amsterdam, The Netherlands



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