Perc4/Di Driver Disk for SuSe Enterprise Server 8.0

Andrew McCall it.andrew.mccall at
Tue Jan 7 10:40:09 CST 2003

Paul wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have done some more work with the megaraid driver disk for SLES 8.0 and
> ran into some problems.
> I have rebuilt a driver disk based off 2.4.19 on a clean SLES8.0 IDE box and
> included megaraid-1.18f.
> This seemed to work fine. Packaged it all up in the appropriate paths and
> made the driver disk.
> SLES 8.0 still doesnt seem to find the controller/drives after loading the
> additional modules from the driver disk.
> I tried going into rescue mode and booted to a kernel prompt. I then mounted
> the floppy and did an insmod on the megaraid.o
> This worked correctly and it located both of the channels on the controller.
> I did not however list any containers or drives on the controllers.
> I'm not sure if this is due to it being a rescue disk and it has already
> done the scsi channel probing despite no controllers being found or I'm
> doing something wrong. I've tried to locate some form of scsi probing apps
> on the rescue disk but none were found.
> Does anyone have any more tips or advice? I've got a sucessful 1.18f built
> module just dont have the matching driver disk.
> I can send the megaraid.o binary if someone could even package it for me or
> suggest another way to do it
> My disk looks like...
> /linux/suse/i386-8.0/modules/megaraid.o
> I've also made the following mirrored trees in case the arch is different,
> but when in rescue mode its listed as i686 via uname
> /linux/suse/i386-8.0/modules/megaraid.o
> /linux/suse/i586-8.0/modules/megaraid.o
> /linux/suse/i686-8.0/modules/megaraid.o
> So all in all we have those above and the other usual pre-scripts and stuff,
> which I have done anything with.
> Still doesn't seem to work correctly. Do I need to update any other files or
> images on the driver disk?
> I haven't modified the initrd scripts or update.pre scripts as I'm not sure
> what to modify, let alone why...
> Thanks for all your help and time.



To find the exact kernel version that your system uses at boot up, press 
CTRL-ALT-F2 and type uname -a, under SuSE Linux Professional 8.0 its 

I have made a driver disk with 1.18a on it, and done this - but it still 
doesn't work :(

Any help for me would be great too :)

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