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KB450045 – Installing Highpoint Drivers on FreeNAS

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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:

  1. Plug in USB drive containing R750 Driver
  2. Reboot and go to Shell
  3. find which device is your USB
  4. Type:
  cd /tmp
  wget https://images.45drives.com/r750drivers/FreeNAS/HPTNR_FreeNAS_11.1_v1.2.6_17_06_30.tgz **Be sure to get the correct version of FreeNAS
  tar -zxvf HPTNR_FreeNAS_11.X_v1.2.6_17_06_30.tgz
  cp hpt /mnt
  cp postinstall /mnt
  cd /mnt

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
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