PE2600 : megaraid PERC4/Di, PERC 3/DC and latest RHAS kernel (e.2 7)

Xose Vazquez Perez xose at
Thu Oct 16 09:17:01 CDT 2003

Eddy.COLLART at wrote:

> Under e3, the driver that gets used is megaraid_2002 for both PERC3 and 4.
> Under e27, I get stuck at boot which is why I came here with the problem in
> the first place. So, no chance to get a lsmod.
> I played some more, I do wonder why, but when I install the kernel source
> rpm I get megaraid 2002 driver in
> /usr/src/linux/2.4.9.e-27/drivers/addon/megaraid_2002 and a 1.18 driver in
> /usr/src/linux/2.4.9.e-27/drivers/scsi
> I replaced those in addon (2.00.2) with the 2.00.9 version, sub'bing
> "highmem_io" for "can_dma_32" in megaraid2.h.
> I disabled the 1.18 module in kernel config (SCSI -> Low-Level) but left v2
> enabled (other devices).
> Now at boot, I get a kernel panic cause the kernel can't insmod
> /lib/ext3.o... Not sure if I'm getting closer. I guess I'll try building
> ext3 support in the kernel itself. But I'm getting kind of skeptical. I'll
> also try to return the / FS to ext2 (as was initially planned if it wasn't
> for a human error when attributing mountpoints at install).

Did you run mkinitrd when you change to a new module ?
latest BIOS, Backplane and RAID firmware ?

Software is like sex, it's better when it's bug free.

More information about the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list