Originally Posted by Mara
Moderator note: I have changed the title to be more eleborate.
When it comes to your question...You would need a version of the driver to work with the kernel you have (or you may re-compile the kernel, but still you need a matching set: kernel+driver). The driver (latest version) seems to be from the end of 2008, so it should be possible to make it running with recent kernels (I guess also the one you have in the CentOS). The question is now, how do you try to install the driver? What error messages do you get?
You should be using the so called 'Open Source driver'.
Thanks for replying.
When I start the computer with the CentOS dvd inserted, I start the installation by typing "linux dd". Then the system asks if I am having a driver disk, and I reply "yes". That's one thing which goes wrong: setup doesn't find any driver disk there. So the driver will never be loaded underd installation.
I also have tried to run the driver from a running Linux. Linux on an ATA-disk, and then load the driver:
#make works fine, but #make clean says, that /usr/src/linux/.config doesn't exist, and exists.
Since I want to run Linux directly from the SAS-disk, I'd rather have a driver that works with the kernel, than recompiling the kernel - since the disk already has to be found during install - or did I completely lost my way now?