Installing driver for Areca RAID Controller
Not having a FDD on this server, I had decided to copy the file 'driver.img' to a directory on the Linux box and load it from there. I now know that the file was actually a floppy disk image and HAD to be copied to a FDD which would make the relevant patch files available. When I did this, everything worked fine.
Can you help please ?
I am trying to build a Samba file server based on a Gigabyte GA-7A8DW, 2 x Opteron 244 1.8GHz CPUs, 2 x 512Mb Registered ECC memory sticks, and an Areca ARC-1120 RAID Controller.
I have built the file server and installed Windows 2000 SP4 on an 8Gb PATA HDD without problem. I installed the ARC-1120 RAID Controller with 4 borrowed WD Raptor 74Gb SATA disks. The resulting 200Gb array works absolutely fine.
I have now installed SuSE Linux 10.0 (Dual boot) and am trying to install the ARC-1120 under that. I understood that this distro included a driver for the ARC-1120 - it appears not to. I downloaded Areca's "Driver User's Guide" and am trying to follow that.
I created a directory "/Areca" and installed the file driver.img in it - I did as follows :
# cd /Areca
This doesn't appear to do anything. I also tried :
# patch < driver.img
That doesn't work either.
Can you please help me ? How do I install a driver under Linux ? The relevant Areca URL is support/index/dc1120.htm
Controller name : ARC-1120
Firmware version : v1.39 2006-1-4
Serial Number : Y529CAABAR200624
Hard Disk Drives : 4 x Western Digital 74Gb 10,000rpm WDC WD740GD-00FLA2
HDD Firmware Rev. : 31.08F31
Many thanks for any help with what is probably a pretty basic question.
Last edited by surv1v0r; 03-04-2006 at 09:39 AM.