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Old 09-07-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
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IT8212 driver problems


Running Suse 9.1
Gigabyte 7N400Pro2 Motherboard
-with an onboard IT8212 raid controller set to be a simple IDE controller

I'm booting off of the nVidia controller, and it works fine, but I have a burner and another hard drive on the GigaRaid (ITE IT8212) controller. I had all kinds of problems (most likely user error!) compiling the drivers available on ITE's website. After hunting through a few forums, I found that the 2.6.8 kernel supports the IT8212 controller. I found a Suse kernel-of-the-day site, and upgraded from the 2.6.5-7.108 kernel to the 2.6.8-20040906151119-default kernel.

Still no hard drive or burner. Do I have to do some kind of dance to get this to work?
 
Old 09-28-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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Lightbulb it8212 drivers

Hey, noticed your problem....i have just had the same problem......if you want, i can post the correct iteraid.o module and the code to use it..
 
Old 10-03-2004, 02:43 PM   #3
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Hey, I've just bought ITE IT8212 IDE/RAID Controller to install it under Linux machine. But I use Fedora Core 2 and have troubles installing it. On http://www.ite.com.tw I've found nothing about this, but sources only. Without any documentation about how to compile it. There are lots of bugs appears when I try to do "make". Can you give me some help?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:28 AM   #4
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Question ite8212

Hi, regarding your buying a new it8212 chipset raid controller...did you want to install linux on it, or use it simply as data storage? If you want to use it to install linux, you'll have to do some real digging....as of yet I have not found a way to install linux into a raid array. If you are trying to use it for data storage, then I can give you further help...but for the actual install, I will applaud you if you can make it work...
 
Old 10-06-2004, 07:10 AM   #5
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My already installed system is Fedora Core - 2 and trouble installing data storage on IT8212 is about Kernel 2.6. On Kernel 2.4. this hardware works fine.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 05:54 PM   #6
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ok, can you login as root if your not already, and tell me the contents of /usr/src ?
Then i can give you the next step....
 
Old 10-06-2004, 11:47 PM   #7
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[root@asp src]# ls
licq-1.3.0 linux-2.6.8.1 LinuxDriverSrc_it8212_092005-09
linux-2.6.5-1.358 linux-2.6.8.1.tar.bz2 redhat
 
Old 10-09-2004, 07:26 AM   #8
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I too am running Fedora Core 2 and the SourceCode for the Driver will not compile on my system, It's a currently running FC2 system and the IT8212/ITE8212 card is used to add more drives to the system, right now it has hookedup to it 3 smallish HD's and a CD-RW and none are currently found by the system.

If someone can either post a src-pkg that works or help me/us along that would be great
 
Old 10-11-2004, 03:28 PM   #9
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Yeah - I have a similar problem and could use some guidance. We don't want to boot from thie card - just use it to provide for additional storage. We don't even really need the RAID features, but it would be nice if they were available.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 03:59 PM   #10
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If one could post the iteraid.o . . .

. . . that would be great. One for 2.6.5 or later

I've had NO luck trying to compile the ite raid module myself.

Thanks
 
Old 10-11-2004, 06:10 PM   #11
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If someone can tell me how to output the make to a text file, I can post the full output and we can all knock heads and see what we can gome up with, hell lets turn it into a full blown project, the src is OpenSource/GPL.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 10:47 AM   #12
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Good news and bad news

Bad news:

For my part, I just wanted to install on a RAID 1 created and controlled by the IT8212.

I wasn't making any headway so I moved to the on board Silicon Image controller. It seems that for this particular piece of equipment, Fedora Core 2 doesn't recognize the array as a single drive anyway (Windows does). So you might as well do the software RAID thing on the regular IDE channels.

I did some playing around with Fedora Core 3 test 3 and it at least "knows" to implement LVM on the drive array, but you have to put /boot partiton on a physical drive. So much for redundancy.

You could install on a single drive and use the SATA RAID BIOS to build the mirror, but that gives you two /boot partitions and whatever problems go along with that.

I am assuming at this point that FC2, at least, will do the same thing for the ITE device. And that my dream of installing Fedora to a proper RAID 1 is over.

Good news:
Software RAID still works.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 10:51 AM   #13
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Oh and about the 2.6.8 kernel supporting IT8212:

One needs to apply -mm patch. Apparantly THAT will allow the kernel to "see" the ITE controller.

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern....9-rc4-mm1.bz2
 
Old 10-18-2004, 11:34 AM   #14
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Hi everyone,
I am running Suse9.1 on a Gigabyte MB, and Suse 'sees' the raid controller...but I can not configure it, as there is no driver available.

So....how can I make this work? Will the 2.6.8 kernel have the driver for it?

Or...can I compile one from the sources that I already have?
 
Old 10-20-2004, 07:14 PM   #15
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this patch requires a rebuild of the kernel, which for my system can cause a whole host of new problems (I'm retarded when it comes to compilling a kernel.)

The solution at hand is for us to put our collective minds together and find a viable solution that will work for everyone to allow them to use this card in any fashion it's designed for.

My Goal here is to just mount the drives independantly and/or use some kind of RAID, but first I need to fool my kernel into seeing the card, the BIOS sees it via lspci but no module to talk to it.
 
  


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