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Old 06-11-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
neormitduke
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HOW TO: hardware RAID driver in kernel update


I am running Fedora Core 6 off of a VIA VT8237 Integrated Serial ATA RAID controller, and would like to update the kernel. However, when booting with the updated kernel it cannot read the hard disks. It appears that the RAID drivers I loaded to install Fedora Core 6 in the first place are not being found by the new kernel.

I was wondering if anyone knows how to provide third party drivers to the new kernel or make the kernel use exsisting drivers.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 04:59 PM   #2
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Did you use your old config to compile your new kernel, or did you make one from scratch and neglect to enable the driver for the controller?

BTW, that is not a hardware RAID card. Search FakeRaid here on LQ.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 05:20 PM   #3
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I simply used yum update. Do I have to recompile the kernel to use the driver?
 
Old 06-11-2007, 05:29 PM   #4
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I simply used yum update.
Oh, you're updating to a pre-compiled kernel. My mistake. You would need to check the config of the new kernel to see if CONFIG_SATA_VIA is set. If not, then that kernel isn't going to work for your controller. I don't see any other controllers for VIA in make menuconfig, so I'll assume that that's the correct flag.
 
  


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