I just got this thing to work and so I've made some basic notes:
Redhat 9.0 and HPT370
1)To install Redhat 9.0 use Highpoint's hpt370 RH 9.0 drivers to make a driver disk and install per Highpoints instructions using hde=noprobe, hdf=noprobe, etc.
2)At boot you have a basic Redhat 9.0 kernel 2.4.20-8 hpt370 Linux installation. Mine was a RAID 0 installation using two 40 GIG IBM hardrives each connected as a master on the Highpoint controller.
3)How do you upgrade to Redhat 9.0's newest kernel: 2.4.20-31.9???
4)Log in as root and edit with a # befor the highpoint entry in /etc/modules.config if you dont, Redhat's uptodate has problems loading the Redhat 2.4.20-31.9 kernel rpm and Grub won't have an entry for it!!! This is important.
5)Using uptodate install Redhat's kernel 2.4.20-31.9 and the 2.4.20-31.9 kernel source. Don't forget the source!
6)Remove the # in the /etc/modulec config entry for highpoint.
7)Download highpoints “OpenSource driver” hpt3xx-opensource-v1.35.tgz to a folder in home directory.
8)In a root terminal started in the folder type # tar xfz hpt3xx-opensource-v10.tgz
this extracts the file.
9)Then type # make KERNELDIR=/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-31.9
10)The driver hpt37x2.o is made for kernel 2.4.20-31.9!!
11)As Root, copy the driver to file:/lib/modules/2.4.20-31.9smp/kernel/drivers/scsi
12) As Root in file:/boot delete /initrd-2.4.20-31.9smp.img
13)As Root open a terminal in file:/boot/
and type /sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-31.9smp 2.4.20-31smp
14)Use smp after 2.4.20-31.9 if you have a dual processor board, if not don't use it!
15)Done! Reboot and load kernel 2.4.20-31.9smp in Grub and the highpoint RAID driver will work!
Last edited by brianweber4; 09-09-2004 at 11:18 PM.