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Old 01-21-2003, 01:45 PM   #1
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Question HPT370 and RH8.0 ... again


hey guys, i'll try to keep it short:

i used sharkyr0lz paper to ready me a 2.4.19-ac4 kernel:
- download kernel-source,patch
- patch
- config with all HPT options "y"
- compile (in given oder of make options)
- modify initrd.img

no problems with the above steps... but also no change! my drives (in RAID1) are still recognised as /dev/hde and /dev/hdg.

Here are the messages concerning HPT displayed at startup:
HPT370A: IDE controller on PCI bus 01 dev 50
HPT370A: chipset revision 4
HPT370A: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
HPT37X: using 33MHz PCI clock
hptraid: only RAID0 is supported currently
hptraid: only RAID0 is supported currently
hptraid: only RAID0 is supported currently
Highpoint HPT370 Softwareraid driver for linux version 0.01

The next problem: RAID0 only? joke ... is it? never read about this restriction in sharky's HOWTO or any concerning thread.

Finally: If I get the kernel to work, how can i create an installation based on it?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 01-21-2003, 01:58 PM   #2
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did i mention that i boot from a third harddisk at the onboard ide controller? anyway, the array should be in /dev/ataraid ... or not?

when does the driver use /disc0/part1 and when /d0p1?
 
Old 01-21-2003, 03:56 PM   #3
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anyone already checked patch-2.4.20-ac2?
 
Old 01-21-2003, 07:56 PM   #4
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Have you ever tried to boot from a hard disk on HPT 370/372 Raid channel, but with no raid array defined? I can't manage to do it work.

Thanks for any answer, positive or not
 
Old 01-22-2003, 03:45 AM   #5
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yes i did. and as far as i can remember it worked out well. next time i've got the chance i'm gonna give it a try and let you know.
 
Old 01-22-2003, 05:38 AM   #6
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Thanx for your reply...

So I'm going to try it again after my exams
I think I will at the end understand what I'm doing (I'm a complete newbie) and make it work

I'll let you know too
 
Old 01-23-2003, 08:43 AM   #7
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yep i tried again, and it worked.

i configured no array in the controller bios. i could boot after a normal installation as well as with a software raid.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 10:25 AM   #8
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Thanx...

You can see the whole config I want to set up here

Should it work properly ?

If there is any problem which should appear, let me know please
 
Old 01-24-2003, 06:07 AM   #9
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as far as i can say, there was no configuration necessary to get it to work with rh80.

sorry, but i can't say anything about mandrake, which might be the problem as the controller/os combination woks in my case.
 
Old 01-24-2003, 11:22 AM   #10
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Thanx

I it doesn't work with Mandrake, I'll try the latest version on Red Hat ...
 
Old 01-24-2003, 12:29 PM   #11
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Does the RH8.0 Install program contains the module for HPT 370/372? Or is it on a floppy to add during the install ?

If on a floppy, is there a distro which is known to contain this module (hpt37x2.o) in the default install?

Thanks in advance ...
 
  


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