PERC4+Rh7.3+PE1750 megaraid (http://domsch.com/linux/#megaraid) RH7.3 question

Naveen Nathan naveen at dtiserv2.com
Sun Oct 12 12:22:01 CDT 2003


Excellent, this driver disk is working perfectly.

Thanks for the help (and more importantly the driver disk!). Very much
appreciated.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Naveen Nathan" <naveen at dtiserv2.com>
To: "Matt Domsch" <Matt_Domsch at dell.com>
Cc: <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2003 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: PERC4+Rh7.3+PE1750 megaraid (http://domsch.com/linux/#megaraid)
RH7.3 question


> ftp://ftp.dell.com/perc4di-rhl73-118f-a08.tar.gz didnt work. But thanks to
> google I found a diff link at:
> http://ftp1.us.dell.com/scsi-raid/perc4di-rhl73-118f-a08.tar.gz
>
> Giving it a try now.
>
> I'm glad I got the information from 'the man' himself :P.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Matt Domsch" <Matt_Domsch at dell.com>
> To: "Naveen Nathan" <naveen at dtiserv2.com>
> Cc: <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2003 6:53 AM
> Subject: Re: PERC4+Rh7.3+PE1750 megaraid
(http://domsch.com/linux/#megaraid)
> RH7.3 question
>
>
> > The default RH 7.3 kernel doesnt support the PERC4 Di/S RAID controller,
> as
> > stated from http://www.domsch.com/linux/#megaraid . It says 1.18f is
> needed,
> > however I think RH 7.3 uses 1.18a.
>
> You really want the driver disk posted on support.dell.com for this.
> ftp://ftp.dell.com/perc4di-rhl73-118f-a08.tar.gz
> This has megaraid 1.18f.
>
> > I went to a shell, mounted the disk, and tried to
> > modprobe it, however it failed due to lots of (unresolved) errors. I
> believe I compiled
> > to the wrong kernel source tree or something.
>
> Making driver disks isn't trivial, unless you use DKMS. :-)
>
> > Instead, is it possible to do an on the fly compile of the megaraid.c
> > module. I was using megaraid 1.18k.
>
> See domsch.com/linux/megaraid/dkms if you really want to go this route, or
> just use the driver disk provided on the link above.
>
> > Also it says on the website http://www.domsch.com/linux/#megaraid :
> >
> > Red Hat Linux 7.3 (kernel 2.4.18-3) includes megaraid v1.18a, and works
> with all LSI/AMI MegaRAID controllers. It
> > doesnt work with the megaraid controller used in the PE1750 server.
> >
> > This above statement isn't correct.
>
> Indeed, it was, then we released new controllers.  I should avoid using
> the word "all".  I'll fix it soon as I can - I've got a moratorium on
> changes to domsch.com/linux as we start moving content over to a dell.com
> server which I can edit freely.
>
> Thanks,
> Matt
>
> -- 
> Matt Domsch
> Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer
> Dell Linux Solutions www.dell.com/linux
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>
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