While most in this guide is in fact correct, It seems like a rather complicated way of doing something very simple.
Writhing a complete guide for something that can be as short as 3-7 commands on the CLI.
It also doesn't deliver when it comes to the main goal, as stated in the intro:
If it is actually aimed at novices, which it seems, it seems a requirement to instruct them how to apply said dataset to a reinstall.
All things considered:
- For absolute novices one of the automated scripts (Danb35, JailMan etc.) seems preferable (faster, less error prone)
- For slightly less-novice users, Pentaflakes guides are perfectly fine and a way faster read
- For more experienced users its WAY to verbose.
Ergo: while isn't wrong... It looks like a solution looking for a target audience.
Really good guide! I had a few questions which you have answered - one about the UEFI BSD.
Also, agree with you about these cards being bullet proof. I thought that I had bricked my Dell PERC H200E 12DNW. I tried flashing many times to cross flash to LSI 9200-8e and eventually I sorted it by running Megarec.exe -cleanflash again.. Thank you for your time to share
While it gives a great overview of how people would set this up manually. I personally find it more "personal reference" than "resource".
The writhing style has lots of skill level assumptions like using vi, without any guidance. It also contains quite a few copy-paste errors and/or typo's, than anyone with some experience would catch, but would utterly frustrate anyone with less experience.
With a higher skill level you're often beter off using some of the great pre-made scripts (because you would most likely have many jails on your to-do list).
With a lower skill level, you would often be better of using either some of the great pre-made scripts or a more explanatory guide such as the one from @samuel-emrys.