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tcpip95 11-12-2003 05:31 PM

Recommend low-cost IDE RAID controller
I'm looking for an IDE RAID controller for my home server. Can anyone recommend one that will work with Slackware 9.1? Some that I've been looking at include:

1. HighPoint RocketRaid 100
2. Promise FastTrak S150TX2
3. Silicon Images ATA133
4. MegaPower MP680

Has anyone had success installing any of the above with 9.1? Thanks.


GATTACA 11-26-2003 11:20 PM

I'm also in the market for an IDE controller. I've narrowed my field down to the Promise Ultra100TX2 or Ultra133TX2. Their website claims that these products are linux compatible. Have you heard anything to support this claim?

tcpip95 11-28-2003 08:21 PM

I am running Promise FastTrak TX2000 with Slackware 9.1 without any problems. Had to do the following though to get it to work on fresh install:

1. Boot up with ataraid.i kernel as follows:

boot: ataraid.i ide0=0x1f0,0x3f6,14 ide1=0x170,0x376,15 ide2=0 ide3=0 ide4=0 ide5=0 ide6=0 ide7=0

2. Once you're booted up and slackware is installed, you must put those same parameters in your lilo.conf file in the "append" field.

3. your drives will now be called something like this: /dev/ataraid/d0p1

I've partitioned my drive as follows for RAID 0:

First partition: /boot (/dev/ataraid/d0p1)
Second partition: swap
Third partition: / (/dev/ataraid/d0p3)

After that, you should be fine.

Good luck.


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