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Old 10-28-2004, 02:37 PM   #1
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Compiling/Creating a driver for Fedora??

I am asking if anyone can help me create a driver for my onboard Promise controller. The mother board is an Intel Entry Server Board S875WP1-E. It has two controller options, but I would rather use the Promise PDC20319 ATA-100. Promise does not provide a driver for this but claims I can compile one with their Linux compile kit. Located here:

I am a Linux newbie. How do I conquer this task? Thanks in advance.

btw, I do have Linux Device Drivers by O'Reilly. Will this help?
Old 10-28-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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we'll work a bit on terminology first. You don't need to "create" a driver for the Promise Chipset, Promise has done that for you. You need to compile the driver they have written for your system. There apears to be a README as part of the download. Have you had a look at it. What part of the instructions are you having trouble with?


PS: The Oreilly book, while very good will be totaly useless to you.


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