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Old 10-08-2003, 05:29 PM   #1
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I am haveing trubles running fdisk on my raid

first let me apologize for my spelling i have dyslexia

okay here is what i am trying to do i have a gygabyte 7n400 pro2 this mobo comes with ataraid on bord i know gigabyte bord did come with promies raid in the past and i was able to install rh 8.1 on an older bord with raid but now they come with there wone raid called gigaraid i am un shur if the is just a renamed promies raid divice or somthing complietly new

okay when i boot slackware 9.1 off cd to install it askes for a boot kernal boot choies here after looking on google for about an hour i found ataraid.i is the one i want so i booted with that and not when i try to run fdisk i can not figer out the command to get to my raid arie. I am pirty shure it hase somthing to do with fdisk /dev/ataraid but then what if i tipe that in all i get is

you will not be ablle to wright to the partiton table

unable to read

i am stupenped i have tryed meny outher patchs in that spot but all with no luck am i missing a step i have scrolled up in the boot text and i think it found my raid divice but i am not shur

well thanks for reading my post i know it was probley a pain with my spelling
Old 10-09-2003, 09:20 PM   #2
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when you fire up fdisk by itself, it is by default, looking for:


before starting fdisk, to figure out what device the raid array was recognized as (if it was recognized):

dmesg | more

About halfway down you should start seeing stuff like:

PDC20267: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 68
PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:0d.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:04.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:04.3
PDC20267: chipset revision 2
PDC20267: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
PDC20267: (U)DMA Burst Bit ENABLED Primary PCI Mode Secondary PCI Mode.
    ide2: BM-DMA at 0x8400-0x8407, BIOS settings: hde:DMA, hdf:DMA
    ide3: BM-DMA at 0x8408-0x840f, BIOS settings: hdg:DMA, hdh:pio
PDC20265: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 88
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:11.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:0b.0
PDC20265: chipset revision 2
PDC20265: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
PDC20265: (U)DMA Burst Bit ENABLED Primary PCI Mode Secondary PCI Mode.
    ide4: BM-DMA at 0x6800-0x6807, BIOS settings: hdi:DMA, hdj:DMA
    ide5: BM-DMA at 0x6808-0x680f, BIOS settings: hdk:DMA, hdl:pio
hde: Maxtor 4W080H6, ATA DISK drive
hdg: Maxtor 4R080L3, ATA DISK drive
hdi: Maxtor 4R080L2, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide2 at 0x9800-0x9807,0x9402 on irq 9
Really, I think it'll show up as a generic scsi device. There's very little support for native hardware raid in the kernel, but what little there is, you got in the ataraid.? kernel from Slackware. To figure out the exact device chipset:



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thanks man i will try that


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