Linux and megaRAID and DELL 2450

patricko at staff.singnet.com.sg patricko at staff.singnet.com.sg
Tue Jan 23 05:37:14 CST 2007


Hi,

old megaraid card have been EOL on 2.6 kernel.

[1] recompile a driver yourself

or

[2] install redhat enterprise 3


Cheers
patrick



On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, Marios Pittas wrote:

> We are using a DELL 2450:
>  - 2 x P3 766MHz
>  - RAID option installed although at the momment
> we are using only 1 x 18GB COMPAQ SCSI hard disk.
> The final configuration will be 1 x 10GB for the
> OS and 2 x 18GB COMPAQ SCSI mirrored for the
> data.
>  - 512MB with anothet 512MB of memory on the way.
> 
> I am trying to install linux on the machine (any
> distro would do really). We will only be using it
> as our e-mail server (very very low volume) so we
> feel it is enough for our needs - and we are
> trying to avoid having to pay for a 3rd Win 2003
> server liscence + mail server software costs! :(
> 
> I first attempted to use Fedora 6 but that failed
> as anaconda could not see the hard disk during
> installation.
> 
> I downloaded Fedora 4 and installed it
> successfully. The only obvious difference was the
> megaRAID driver installation which appears very
> early before installing the SCSI card driver - a
> first hint.
> 
> Windows XP also was able to detect the hard
> disk..
> 
> Thus we started digging to the net and realised
> the problem is with the LINUX drivers for the
> megaRAID. I have downloaded also suse 10.x which
> went through the same problem.
> 
> At the momment Fedora 4 is reporting:
> 
> - 2x 7899P U160/m PowerEdge Expanadable Raid
> Controller 2/DC aic 7xxx Adapter
> - MegaRAID LD0 RAID0 17278R
> 
> My preference would be to install one of the
> latest distros.. I have already figured that its
> an old topic, but I cannot imagine me recompiling
> linux..
> 
> Can any one suggest any paths to explore? Your
> help is greatly appreciated.
> 
> -- Marios
> 
> 
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