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From: Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>
Subject: Re: DAC960 partitioning during install?
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 22:48:30 -0500
Jay Maynard wrote:	[Thu Jan 22 2004, 09:30:15PM EST]
> I've got an Alphaserver 1000A 5/333 with a DAC960P (KZPSC) RAID controller.
> I've managed to create the BSD disklabel, but I can't figure out what the
> partitions are created as in the LiveCD installer filesystem - or if they're
> created at all, and if not, what do I create them as. I did the fdisk
> against /dev/rd/disc0/disc, since that was the only file I could find with a
> major number of 48 (the DAC960 driver's major number). There are no files of
> the name /dev/rd/c0d0*, or anything of the sort. I rebooted after creating
> the disklabel, and the driver didn't find the BAD disklabel - does that mean
> that it doesn't support them? Am I stuck, in that case? I suppose I could
> try MILO again, but I wasn't able to get the ARC firmware to load the OS
> from the floppy.

You might try booting a Debian ISO to see if the partitions are
recognized.  The current Gentoo ISO apparently has some partitioning
problems.  If the Debian ISO works, then you can make your filesystems,
chroot and install Gentoo.

Regards,
Aron

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