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Old 08-31-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
Phaethar
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SATA RAID support in FC2 yet?


Hey all,

We're in the process of putting together some new systems that use SATA RAID drives. As they are servers, they are set up in RAID-1 currently. The controller is onboard, and is the Silicon Image 3112a. Everything is set up and working ok, but FC2 detects both drives as individual drives and not as a RAID array. I've seen a lot of questions about getting a single drive to work, but almost no mention of a setup like this. Has anyone successfully got a SATA RAID setup working? Is there a driver update out there for FC2 that might help with this? (The Silicon Image website is pretty poorly designed)

Thanks in advance for any advice on this.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 08:49 PM   #2
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Hello.

I work for a large OEM company, we option a bunch of our servers with SATA RAID Controllers which have support for linux. A device driver for the SATA RAID card fixes this problem. However some manufacturers of the cards don't have linux support, therefore no drivers.

Intel don't have linux drivers for their RAID cards, and according to them aren't planning on releasing any yet, or the source code.

Adaptec however do have linux support, and they are the cards which once you install the driver (linux dd) see's only the mirrored pack and installs no probs.

We've spoken to Intel a number of times asking for ETA's on driver with no luck.

I reckon you give Silicon Image a call asking them if they are going to release drivers.

Also you've probably already found, if you do go ahead and install linux onto one of the drives in the mirrored pack (when you see two at the installation stage), after the reboot it doesn't boot up, we found this was because it didn't know where to write the boot loader.

Let me know if you get any further with this, we push the Adaptec cards for this reason, if the customer wants to run linux.

Good luck
>Craig

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Old 09-01-2004, 01:00 PM   #3
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Hey where can i find these Intel SATA Driver Disks?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 04:50 PM   #4
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Old 09-01-2004, 05:17 PM   #5
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Hi.

I have the Adaptec drivers with me, for linux. These are the cards we use. I just had a look on Intel's site for you though. They do have RH drivers for some of their SATA RAID cards (unfortunately not the ones we use but oh well)...

http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scri...d_nm=sata*raid

Hope this helps you.

>Craig
 
Old 09-02-2004, 03:29 AM   #6
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I tried Core to on amd64 board with only new sata disc, fedora hung at the load applications.
Man 10 amd64 worked on a Gigabyte board but not when I changed to ASRock board.

Susi 9.1 was the only one to work on both types of boards, machines each with only one new unformatted sata raid drive. Pity no SUSI forum.
 
  


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