I am trying to install a RAID system with three hard drives IBM
Ultrastar 4.5GB running FreeBSD. The Controller is a DPT 2044UWR.
Everything seemed to work (I was installing FreeBSD on a new machine)
booting the 2.2.6 version from the floppy and installing from the
All the drives were recognised and somehow I could have access to them
through the DPT card...well, I installed FreeBSD on the internal drive
(a Seagate one). Everything worked fine booting from floppy...when the
system tried to 'stand up' on its own...bloogh!...on the floor...not
able to walk on its own yet!
the message said:
changing root device to st0s1a
panic: cannot mount root
I was searching on the mailing lists and found that it's a common
problem....the last mails on the subject were dated June 98...
I have been trying to create my own kernel on another machine so that I
could boot the 'RAID machine' with it. I followed the steps stated in
Simon Shapiro's web page (http://simon-shapiro.org/howto_patch.html):
downloaded the kernel source 'patched it' but when I checked the
patch.out there were many 'fail' messages and files *.rej created.
Could it be because of the fact that I got the kernel source (or the
source tree???) from the CD-ROM and the patch that I used (the one from
Shapiro's ftp site in /crash, named latest_2.2-patch) doesn't work with
that source tree???
Could anyone who is using DPT controllers give me some hints to solve my