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Date:      Fri, 18 May 2012 21:11:35 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        tess lamont <tesla@sunset.tx.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Optiplex 755 RAID 1 logical drive configuration ignored by FreeBSD 9.0-R installation
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1205182106140.27298@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1205181441130.63713@sunset.tx.net>
References:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1205181441130.63713@sunset.tx.net>

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On Fri, 18 May 2012, tess lamont wrote:

> I created a RAID 1 drive in a Dell Optiplex 755, using the internal RAID 
> controller and two 160GB drives, naming the logical drive "freebsd90". Within 
> the system setup menu, the boot menu shows that "freebsd90" is the first (and 
> only) bootable hard drive.
>
> Yet when I try to install FreeBSD 9.0-R, FreeBSD ignores the hardware RAID 
> and sees the two separate drives, instead of seeing a single logical drive.

See graid(8).  If it supports that controller, FreeBSD should be able to 
boot from the array and use it.



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