Installing Highpoint Drivers on FreeNAS
This page is a guide for installing the Highpoint Driver onto FreeNAS. For instructions on how to install the Highpoint WebGUI please see the following page: Installing Highpoint WebGUI on FreeNAS
The following instructions are for apply to versions 9.3, 9.10, and 11
If you are installing your own FreeNAS or upgrading from a previous version. You MUST install the most recent version of the R750 driver as the one stock in the FreeBSD kernel does not handle errors properly, and can lock up your system if it encounters unexpected errors (i.e Bad Drive, Bad Cable).
How to Install the R750 driver on FreeNAS
After finishing the FreeNas install:
- Plug in USB drive containing R750 Driver
- Reboot and go to Shell
- find which device is your USB
cd /tmp wget http://www.45drives.com/support/downloads/files/freenas/HPTNR_FreeNAS_11.0_v1.2.6_17_06_30.tgz **Be sure to get the correct version of FreeNAS tar -zxvf HPTNR_FreeNAS_11.0_v1.2.6_17_06_30.tgz cp hpt ./postinstall
This is what you will see when the driver installs successfully:
[root@freenas /mnt]# ./postinstall Post Install for hptnr Copying driver Configuring system check /boot/loader.rc End of hptnr Post Install type "umount /mnt" then remove the driver diskette from floppy
Reboot to enable the driver
If you try to run the postinstall script when the .ko files are located in a subdirectory in /mnt and not the /mnt directory itself will look like this.
[root@freenas /mnt/devi]# ./postinstall Post Install for hptnr error: driver not found