Linux - HardwareThis forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I got a HP NetServer LH4r whit an NetRaid 1M inside. (Connected to an array of 5 disk).
I booted that whit an old Gentoo Live CD (Kernel 2.4). All is detected fine, working nice, my array is mapped on /dev/sda.
I installed my gentoo , emerging things, all went good. Then I compiled my kernel, In my lsmod I seen that my card was taking megaraid module, so I built it in my new 2.6.11 kernel.
When I boot whit that, I see just "nothing". The header of the megaraid is here but nothing is found. Then the troubleshooting goes, I tryed a lots of thing, kernel opt. other drivers, nothing do. I browsed the web, some pepole look like having the same issue .. But still no working solustion for me.
Now I'm compiling a 2.4 kernel , I bet it will work. (Because the megaraid driver was rewritten at kernel 2.6.9)
The only driver that I could found was for Red Hat 7.0 kernel 2.2.x. The script installing that driver does not install the driver after detecting kernel 2.6.9.
I found another discussion thread here (http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/...#forumpost2445) which is about building a driver disk for CentOS4 (the distribution, Which I am using at the moment, and it is based on RHEL4). I shall try that procedure and will post back the results.
As far as the option of changing the RAID controller is concerned, the server does not support any other Linux compatible RAID controller, so this is not an option .
One more thing, did you also build the driver disk for your linux distribution? if yes, can you please share the disk image or any helpful information for how to build the driver disk?