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Old 10-23-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Question Installing Slackware 13 x86_64 on a Adaptec AIC 9410 controlled RAID 10 array


Hello,

I'm trying to install Slackware64 13.0 on a Supermicro server with a Adaptec AIC 9410 integrated SAS RAID controller. Slackware doesn't load the drivers by default (in fact, the huge.s kernel doesn't have the aic94xx module for the controller). I copied the driver and the aic94xx-seq.fw firmware from another Slackware64 13 installation to a flash drive, and in the new server insmoded; it detected the controller and now I can see the physical hard disks, but not the logical RAID 10 array I created with the controllers BIOS. My question is: has anyone installed any version of Slackware in a hardware like mine (with RAID support) succesfully? if so, would you be so kind to post some hints? (I really won't like to use Fedora/SuSE/CentOS)

Thank you very much in advanced.

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Old 10-23-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Equinoxe View Post
Hello,

I'm trying to install Slackware64 13.0 on a Supermicro server with a Adaptec AIC 9410 integrated SAS RAID controller. Slackware doesn't load the drivers by default (in fact, the huge.s kernel doesn't have the aic94xx module for the controller). I copied the driver and the aic94xx-seq.fw firmware from another Slackware64 13 installation to a flash drive, and in the new server insmoded; it detected the controller and now I can see the physical hard disks, but not the logical RAID 10 array I created with the controllers BIOS. My question is: has anyone installed any version of Slackware in a hardware like mine (with RAID support) succesfully? if so, would you be so kind to post some hints? (I really won't like to use Fedora/SuSE/CentOS)

Thank you very much in advanced.
Code:
# grep -i aic94xx /boot/config-huge-2.6.29.6
CONFIG_SCSI_AIC94XX=m
# CONFIG_AIC94XX_DEBUG is not set
Yes, the huge has the module. It may just be a problem with init latency of the SCSI so you could try passing parameters to the kernel at boot and include 'rootdelay = some_delay_in_sec'.

 
Old 10-26-2009, 01:39 PM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!



Code:
# grep -i aic94xx /boot/config-huge-2.6.29.6
CONFIG_SCSI_AIC94XX=m
# CONFIG_AIC94XX_DEBUG is not set
Yes, the huge has the module. It may just be a problem with init latency of the SCSI so you could try passing parameters to the kernel at boot and include 'rootdelay = some_delay_in_sec'.


Thanks onebuck, but it didn't work that way. I still have to copy the firmware to /lb/firmware and then insmod the driver manually, but then I see the 4 drivers instead of the RAID array. Which modules need to be loaded for the RAID on a SAS RAID controlled can be seen?.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 02:17 PM   #4
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Hi,

If you are using a stock 'huge' kernel then indeed the module is there. That's what I showed with the 'grep'. So unless you modified the kernel then you should be able to use the module with a 'rootdelay=' at boot. Don't forget to select the kernel along with device. The 'lilo' boot screen has examples.

 
Old 10-27-2009, 12:39 PM   #5
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Indeed, I'm entering:

lilo: huge.s rootdelay=10

also tried:

lilo: huge.s append="rootdelay=10"

maybe I'm doing it in the wrong way?
 
Old 10-27-2009, 01:30 PM   #6
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Hi,

At the 'boot:' prompt;

Code:
huge.s rootdelay=10 root=/dev/hda1 initrd= ro
or
Code:
WhatEverKernelImage rootdelay=10 root=/dev/Your_device initrd=ro
 
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I been beating my head on my desk until I found you post onebuck. Thanks
 
  


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