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Date:      Sun, 14 Jan 2001 12:55:00 -0500
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>
Subject:   RE: Compaq RAID?
Message-ID:  <000001c07e60$49057af0$0201a8c0@ccrider2k>
In-Reply-To: <002f01c07bfa$e6e917d0$c8280c0a@sos>

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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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