Subject: Re: FASTTRAK100 woes (Was: 3ware escalade install problem)
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/20/2003 10:07:18
On Tue, 20 May 2003, Lucio De Re wrote:
> On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 10:40:49PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > This is *not* hardware raid. [...] The BIOS has some raid
> > capabilities, but the OS has to handle it once it takes over the
> > BIOS.
> Does that mean that (a) I have to learn about RAIDframe to match
> the features of the controller and (b) as David Laight suggests,
> there's no way to boot from the actual RAID device (reliably?  It
> does get some of the way, seemingly).

Have you checked whether the ataraid stuff in NetBSD-current works
with this controller?  It's advertised to work with "some Promise
controllers", but you might be lucky.

According to .../i386/conf/GENERIC:

  # ATA RAID configuration support, as found on some Promise controllers.
  pseudo-device   ataraid
  ld*     at ataraid? vendtype ? unit ?

--apb (Alan Barrett)