[CDBUG-talk] Dell R210

James L. Lauser james at jlauser.net
Thu May 26 16:49:37 EDT 2011

I seem to recall that there's also a way to load device drivers via floppy
disk during the installer.  I had to do this with one of my servers, as
support for the 3ware 9650 series (I think) hadn't been added to the
FreeBSD-included version of the driver, but 3ware had the source available
on their website.  I downloaded and compiled it, put the .ko on a disk and
was good to go.

This of course assumes that you have a floppy drive available.

--  James L. Lauser
    james at jlauser.net

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Chuck Atkins <chuck.atkins at kitware.com>wrote:

> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/201105/FreeBSD-8.2-STABLE-201105-amd64-dvd1.iso
> (or from your favorite mirror)
> Now I'm not 100% certain of this (in otherwords I haven't been using an
> H200 with FreeBSD) but from what I've pieced together on the mailing lists,
> your controller should be supported in 8-STABLE (not 8.2-RELEASE though).
> Chuck Atkins
> -- "Mathematicians are tools for turning coffee grounds into formulas.",
> Paul Erdos
> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM, Jaime <jaime at snowmoon.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Chuck Atkins <chuck.atkins at kitware.com>
>> wrote:
>> > The PERC H200 is supported by the mps driver, which unfortunately wasn't
>> > merged into 8-STABLE until March (8.2-RELEASE was in Feb).  Try using
>> the
>> > current 8-STABLE snapshot instead of 8.2-RELEASE.
>> *headdesk!*
>> This is why you guys rock.  Thank you for saving me from wasting a
>> huge amount of additional time.
>> How can I make a boot disk off of Stable?
>> Thanks,
>> Jaime
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