I'm trying to get FreeBSD installed on a Dell R210 server with the H200 hard drive controller. I can boot with the 8.2-RELEASE ISO and the 8-STABLE-20110522 ISO. My problem is getting it to boot from the internal HDs.
It seems that I need a driver in the 8-STABLE branch (not in 8.2-RELEASE) in order to use the disks as da0 and da1. It doesn't work with them in a RAID-1 configuration at all, unfortunately. So I booted from the 8-STABLE-20110522 disk and can install with it. However, I think that I can only install official releases, not from the stable branch.
1) Am I wrong? Is there a way to install 8-STABLE while booted from that DVD?
2) Is there a way to cvsup/makeworld the internal drive while booted from a DVD?
Thanks in advance!