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liche24 09-28-2012 08:39 PM

3ware 9650se-8plm showing as independent drives fedora 15
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I have built a raid in the past using Fedora 12 and a 3ware controller with no issues, this new build using the above card on Fedora 15 has proved very trouble-some. I'm using an Asus P6T6 WS mb, and Intel i7 chip and 3ware 9650se-8plm. Fist issues is that the 3ware bios shows my 4 3TB (8.19TB, raid 5) drives fine, but linus only shows them as 2.2 even after using parted to set the gpt format. It also shows 4 separate drives, /dev/sdb-/dev/sde vs one single drive as I remember FC12 doing. I've followed the LSI install for fedora and have installed the newest 3dm and driver(3w-9xxx.ko) Any help will greatly appreciated.
dmesg | grep 3ware
[ 1.735148] 3ware 9000 Storage Controller device driver for Linux v2.26.02.014.
[ 2.092181] scsi4 : 3ware 9000 Storage Controller
[ 2.092255] 3w-9xxx: scsi4: Found a 3ware 9000 Storage Controller at 0xfbaff000, IRQ: 32.
[0:0:0:0] disk ATA Corsair Force GT 5.02 /dev/sda
[1:0:0:0] cd/dvd ASUS BW-12B1ST 1.03 /dev/sr0
[4:0:0:0] disk AMCC 9650SE-8LP DISK 4.10 /dev/sdb
[4:0:0:1] disk AMCC 9650SE-8LP DISK 4.10 /dev/sdc
[4:0:0:2] disk AMCC 9650SE-8LP DISK 4.10 /dev/sdd
[4:0:0:3] disk AMCC 9650SE-8LP DISK 4.10 /dev/sde
[4:0:0:4] disk AMCC 9650SE-8LP DISK 4.10 /dev/sdf
Also, I have added the alias statement to /etc/modprobe.d/conf

John VV 09-29-2012 05:13 PM

before you go any farther

Please install fedora 17 and in a few weeks
reinstall with fedora 18

fedora 15 is dead and unsupported

liche24 09-29-2012 07:02 PM

As I thank you for your reply, as stated I have made a 4+TB raid 5 server from Fedora 12, I do know that 15 is unsupported as of June of this year, but why would it now recognize the 3ware card as a single drive? Is this due to using Seagate 3TB drives vs the 1.5TB drives I used in my previous build? Also, when I've tried to install Fedora 17, it fails saying I need to us rpcbind to do it??

liche24 10-14-2012 09:17 PM

As requested I have now changed my OS to centos 6.3, with the exact same problem

cascade9 10-14-2012 11:26 PM

The 3ware user guide for the 9650SE and 9690SA models says

"For 9650SE Model Controllers


Drives must meet SATA-1 (1.5GB/s) or SATA-2 (3GB/s) standards"

Probably not the real problem though, seems like the firmware in the 9650SE doesnt support 2TB drives-

liche24 10-15-2012 12:18 AM

I had thought so too, but after updating the firmware to 4.10, the 3ware bios sees 2.72TB drives in each bay, giving me an 8.19TB raid 5 drive, but linux on the other hand only sees 4 individual drives at 2.2TB

cascade9 10-16-2012 01:37 AM

Was that with fedora 16/17?

You could also try jumpering the drives down to SATA-1 speeds.

liche24 10-17-2012 07:12 AM

Currently it has centos 6.3 loaded and I've installed the 3ware 3w-9xxx.ko driver from their site. My drives are Seagate 3TB Barracuda 7200rpm (st3000dm001 model#). I will have to check what my Fedora 12 raid 5 system is running for drives. It's very odd that linux will only see 2.2 though, even with a gpt partition.

liche24 02-03-2013 01:31 PM

Regardless of distro, Fedora was not recognizing the 3Tb drives. Bought new 2Tb drives and reloaded Fedora 12, system works fine

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