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Old 01-20-2006, 09:12 PM   #1
sigmaes
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Question dumb raid question


now know that i should know this but i guess that i skipped that chapter

ok here's the breakdown i bougth a raid card a sx6000 and 6 drive 120's to build a new file server.

installed rh9 with noproblems and installed the drivers for the raid card with no problem and the system see'sthe raid array as a single drive /dev/sda perfect.

and now the problem i fdisked the raid drive created a partition and formated as ext2. now how do i create a mount point and mount the raid? or did i skip a step?

p.s. just a tougth shouldn't we have a how-to for the raid stuff seeing how many raid questions we get here?

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Old 01-20-2006, 10:31 PM   #2
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well any directory can be used as a mount point. For example /home/yourusername/foo is a perfectly acceptable mount point.

as a test

mkdir /tmp/test
mount /dev/sda1 /tmp/test #I'm guessing about the sda1 bit but it looks like you have this figured out.

thats it /dev/sda1 should be mounted under /tmp/test you can make sure by running df.

Now to make this mount at boot time take a look at /etc/fstab for examples and man fstab

-Matt

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Old 01-21-2006, 10:27 AM   #3
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Dude, if this is a new build start over. Redhat 9 is ancient, and the ext2 filesystem is a mess. Any loss of power with ext2, and your data can be borked because there is no journal within the filesystem.

If you like RedHat and ext2, go with the much more current versions, Fedora Core 4 and ext3. Redhat 9 is an ancient nightmare of problems. I would suggest going to slack or debian, but any linux is cool. If you like the rpm system, then go for what I think is called whitebox, which is a free version of the enterprise version of RedHat's system.

Peace,
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:54 AM   #4
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ok so ihad to reinstall and use fc4 'cause of hd failure.

how do install drivers for fc4 promise<-(the manufacturer) doesn't provide driver support for fc4 they have for red hat 9 wich is why i wanted to use it but my disks are damaged now and i can't download it any more.

so what do i do? promise<-(the manufacturer) does provide some (i'm guessing that's what ir is) generic drivers for linux but it says something 'bout recompiling the kernel wich i don't know how to do.

so in short hheeellllllppp
 
Old 01-23-2006, 10:01 AM   #5
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The drivers generally self install through a shell script, but to do so it needs the complete kernel source. You won't have to manually recompile the kernel, the scripts will do it for you. Just make sure when you install you either tell it to put the full kernel source on your machine (should go in /usr/src), or use yum to install the kernel source.

There are tons of posts on this site talking about how to install the kernel source using yum, so look it up and you'll be all set. You don't have to do anything with the kernel yourself except to get the source in place for the drivers to self install.

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Old 01-27-2006, 04:19 PM   #6
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ok i'm back

after days of trying to install the drivers i decided to google to see how other people got theirs to work and it turns out that they don't . apparently there is a distro out there that supports it out the box but it's very bugy and has horrible performance 'cause they had to do some serious modding to the kernel to get to work and it's not even recognized as the right card.

for some strange reason the drivers don't work with kernel 2.6 but they work fine with 2.4 so i'm going back to red hat 9 my only problem now is where do i find rh9 anymore all the links from http://www.linuxiso.org are dead anyone know where i can get a copy from?
 
  


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