Drivers for PERC 3/DC for RedHat 6.2?

Michael E Brown michael_e_brown at dell.com
Thu Aug 16 13:42:01 CDT 2001


Oracle 9i should install fine on 7.1 without jumping through any hoops.

To get Oracle 8i to install, you need to do a bit of work.

http://www.thomasfly.com/Oranux/
http://server.ccl.net/cca/software/UNIX/oracle/RH7.0/

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Michael Brown


On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, Peter Arien wrote:

> Michael E Brown wrote:
>
> > Install the compat-* glibc stuff off of your CD, and you will have 6.2
> > compatible C++ libs. Everything should run just fine on 7.1 with compat
> > libs installed.
>
>
> Well, not realy :-/ I had the same problem as Will. A 6450 that has
>
> to run Oracle and some other stuff. Installing RedHat 7.1 was fun.
> But Oracle didn't install. Not with the compat-* rpm's, not with
> all the updates/patches I could find at the Oracle site.
>
> So, back to 6.2.
>
> First try: install another disk on the adaptec controller. Alas,
> no room in the 6450 to do that, and no external disk available.
>
> Second try: install a PERC2 controller (thank you, Koen Diependaele
> from Dell-Belgium !!), attach the disks, install RedHat 6.2, install
> the kernel-source package, update the megaraid drivers to
> 1.17a, comment out the 'versionhost->max_sectors = 1024;' line in
> megaraid.c, rebuild, install the new kernel and reboot.
>
> Good, PERC2 is detected.
>
> Now, remove the PERC2 controller, install the PERC3 controller,
> make it read the disk-configuration, reboot and _BINGO_ RH 6.2
> working with PERC3. I know, the drivers-disk (linux dd) option
> would have been easier. If only I would have found it earlier.
>
> Well, I now have a trimmed-down kernel (2.2.19) with reiserfs
> support added (who wants to wait for 2 30Gig disks to fsck
> after a crash).
>
> Of course, now I need to find a way to get this kernel to
> recognise the DRAC card. Back to http://domsch.com/linux :-)
>
>

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Michael Brown
Linux OS Development
Dell Computer Corp

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