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Old 08-09-2004, 02:14 PM   #1
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Adaptec 29320 with HostRAID

My drives recently died and I need to reload Debian .... I have 2 new SCS320 Drives hooked up and HostRAID enabled (before I only had them in single drive configuration).

What I wanted to know before I started installing Debian is ...... Does Debian support HostRAID? Will it "see" my drives as one drive unlike fedora and such that see it as seperate drives?

Can someone point me in the right direction so that I can get Deb up and running? Has anyone been able to get this configuration working?

Old 08-25-2004, 06:17 PM   #2
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Adaptec HostRaid is software raid.
There is some binary drivers for RedHat/SuSe, no Debian.
No opensource drivers aviable.
If you need software raid, why not to use one bundled with kernel? Or maybe lvm?
Imho much more better solution is to buy "real" raid card, or not to use raid at all.

P.S.: Have the same problem with intel board ;;;(((
Old 07-14-2005, 04:57 AM   #3
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... i'm sorry but nothing drivers for debian at now.... and software-raid for me is not a good solution... good is hardware raid whit specific drivers ..... i know that are available the general source code for drivers....



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Old 07-14-2005, 05:09 AM   #4
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Hi all,
I need help to install on the new fedora core 4 64 bit ,my controler Adaptec 29320A-R whit raid0 enabled ....
At the start up of the installation I know that i must push "linux dd" to use the floppy whith the controller's driver. Now, i dont now the correct wey to buil the floppy. I use "rawwrite" from winzoz for build the file *.img. It works fine... but it builds sub folders and when I try to insert the floppy ... fedora not found nothigs... I tried to copy in the floppy only the file "a320raid.o" but nothings.... I am new of linux .... so i need more more reply's dettail for build the correct floppy.... I tried to see on adaptec's site , download area, the file to download but truly i don't now the real difference between the types.
I have this system....

TNX for all...


.... if the post must be appropriate section..... do it.... :-) but maybe here is good......
Old 07-06-2006, 06:44 AM   #5
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In the meantime are there any drivers for debian ?
Old 07-06-2006, 08:18 AM   #6
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Grab the source and compile your own drivers as mentioned above..
Old 07-15-2006, 07:22 PM   #7
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Hei ... i can't believe it. The adaptec main site was uploaded !!! ... so new drivers.... after lots of years ... But now i'm waiting for the suse 10.2 ... i could turn back at suse 10.0 for tray the drivers ... but ...probably i will wait ... thanks for the aid
Old 09-06-2006, 11:51 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by farslayer
Grab the source and compile your own drivers as mentioned above..
I've picked up this tgz and when I decompressed it, I realized that this is the same folder you can find in the kernel's source (2.4.27) tree (under drivers/scsi/aic7xxx). This code let you create the aic7xxx.o module, but not the a320raid.o one.

So I assume there is no driver when you enable HostRaid (needed module a320raid) with this card, is it correct?
Old 10-02-2006, 02:01 PM   #9
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I think that something is strange...
I have putted the floppy with the image from the adaptec site but during the installation , after that suse take from the floppy something, no module result in list (a320raid.o) ... so finally suse 10.1 with raid soft.


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