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Old 10-18-2005, 11:42 AM   #1
wjstarck
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Can't mount XServe RAID FC4


I can't figure out how to mount an XServe RAID on Fedora Core 4 (2.6.13-1.1526_FC4smp).

The BIOS sees it on boot - I'm using Apple's FC card, which is an LSI Logic card.

Here is the output from /sbin/lspci:


03:09.0 Fibre Channel: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic FC929 Fibre Channel Adapter (re v 02)
03:09.1 Fibre Channel: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic FC929 Fibre Channel Adapter (re v 02)

And the relevant from dmesg:

Fusion MPT base driver 3.03.02
Copyright (c) 1999-2005 LSI Logic Corporation

md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.

Anyone?
 
Old 10-18-2005, 12:52 PM   #2
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To be mounted automatically you would have had to configure /etc/fstab. Have you already done newfs to create filesystems and then added them to fstab?

If you don't understand the above type:

man fdisk (or man parted)

man newfs

man fstab

man mount

From what you wrote it sounds like you've setup hardware RAID and are mistakenly thinking that this would automatically mount something. It wouldn't. The RAID just determines how the OS sees the disks.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 02:50 PM   #3
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To be mounted automatically you would have had to configure /etc/fstab. Have you already done newfs to create filesystems and then added them to fstab?

If you don't understand the above type:

man fdisk (or man parted)

man newfs

man fstab

man mount

From what you wrote it sounds like you've setup hardware RAID and are mistakenly thinking that this would automatically mount something. It wouldn't. The RAID just determines how the OS sees the disks.
Hello-

Thank you for your answer. I am not certain how to configure /etc/fstab (or use any of the other tools you mentioned, for that matter) because I am not certain what the device name should be.

Is it md0? c0d0?

How do I go about discovering what it should be?

Thanks,

Will
 
Old 10-18-2005, 04:04 PM   #4
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I'm not familiar with the device you're talking about. From your initial description it sounds like it would be a hardware RAID array but then you show "md" starting and md is for software RAID.

For my Clariion which IS hardware RAID on a Qlogic fibre drive I can see info for it under /proc/scsi/qla2300 (qla2300 being the module for the Qlogic driver). Under /proc/scsi I also see something called Megaraid which has info about LSI under it. I'd suggest you start by doing "ls -l /proc/scsi" to see what you have there and see if it has anything regarding your Fibre card. You then just do ls -l of whatever directory you find under /proc/scsi. At the point you have no subdirectory just do a "cat /proc/scsi/<driver>/<item>" to see what it tells you. Driver and item would be the directory and file you found with the ls -l.

If it is software RAID "man mdadm" may help (so would "man md". If it is hardware RAID I'm not sure what tools would allow you to see it. For Clariion I used powermt from EMC but I'm assuming you wouldn't have that.
 
  


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