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Old 05-17-2003, 01:45 AM   #1
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Promise 376 (Asus A7V8X) and RedHat 9.0


Hopefully someone out there will be able to help me...

I have a Promise 376 controller to which 2 x 30GB drives are striped in RAID 0. (Motherboard = Asus A7V8X)

I can get everything to work under RedHat 8.0 as I use the appropriate driver (1.00.0.14 available on the Promise site) however I cannot get the driver to load under RedHat 9.0.

Any one else able to get this combination working?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-21-2003, 02:51 PM   #2
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The driver is built for the 2.4.18 kernel and RH 9.0 released on 2.4.20, got a link to the promise site? Maybe they have the driver source and something can get hatcheted out.

Cheers,

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Old 05-21-2003, 05:46 PM   #3
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Unfortunately Promise don't realease source code...

I have sent several e-mails, most came back with a polite but curt no. One support person however supplied me with a beta driver, however it was for the wrong chip. Close but no cigar!

If somebody is able to get hold of the driver, even if it is only beta, please let me know and post a link up on this site.

Cheers.

 
Old 06-25-2003, 01:32 PM   #4
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source code is ready for download ))

page:
http://www.promise.com/support/downl...=driver&os=100
DL:
http://www.promise.com/support/file/..._ftsrc-b25.tgz
Description:
This Linux source code should only be used by experienced Linux users. It can be recompiled to use with any Linux OS version. This code is provided as-is and Promise Technology does not provide technical support for the code.

can some one compile the driver for redhat 9 with promise 376
(Asus A7V8X) and mail it ???

ThX,
The.Forsaken
 
Old 06-25-2003, 09:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link. If someone out there could compile that under RH 9.0 and then post a link to the compiled driver or e-mail it would be great.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 04:21 AM   #6
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I had a further look at the link The.Forsaken posted. Unfortunately that is the wrong driver! The TX100 is a different chip so unfortunately we are back at square 1!

Back on the hunt again!
 
Old 06-26-2003, 04:50 AM   #7
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The 2.4.21 kernel added a lot of support for the pdc series as ATA cards, I don't know how well they handle the RAID aspect though, or even at all for that matter... Linux Software raid is nearly as good though.

Anyway, there have been recent improvements to the tx100 support in the kernel, I can't remember if its in 22-pre1 or 21 stock or an -ac patch, but its just a grep through the changelogs...

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 07-08-2003, 06:29 AM   #8
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Check the following post. This should fix all your problems.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=2
 
Old 07-15-2003, 07:28 AM   #9
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Unfortunately that still means I need someone to compile it for me under RH9.

Heard rumours from promise that a driver is out in August, however most communication with Promise tells me to contact Asus for a driver, and then Asus tell me to contact RedHat!

Last time I checked, hardware vendors provided drivers and not OS vendors! Hopefully Asus and Promise will get cracking with a driver shortly and release it. Linux is slowly taking marketshare and will continue to do so.

Anyone out there with the same situation should contact both Asus and Promise and also request the said driver in the hope that they provide it soon. Hopefully more requests will spur them to action.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 01:34 PM   #10
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I also need the driver for the RH9.0 installation routine and for the Fasttrak376. Could someone compile this driver for us?

The installation of RH9.0 doesn't find my harddisk, because there is no driver for this controller.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:39 AM   #11
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I suggest that you e-mail (like I did) both Asus and Promise and request the driver. Even though they will both give you the run-around, hopefully they will deliver it soon.

Promise's support e-mail address is: support@promise.com

Asus's technical support e-mail is: tsd@asus.com

Good luck! Hopefully if we all e-mail the support desk, we may in fact get a driver.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:02 AM   #12
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Driver

Hello,

I mailed the support@promise.nl and the mailed me the opensource driver for the 378 controller. This is not the raid driver thought so I can only use it with the SATA drives in nonraid mode. But at least it is an other driver and if someone needs it, let me know.

Jan Hugo

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Old 07-16-2003, 10:13 AM   #13
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I need that Fast Track 376 Driver

I've been to this page the last couple of days, finally someone has success. I need that driver, could you please email it to me? richdog77@netzero.net

Thanks,
Rich
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:44 PM   #14
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Unfortunately I require a driver that does support RAID.

When I find a driver, I will post details.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 02:21 AM   #15
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Driver for PROMISE FastTrak TX4000/376/378/S150 TX Series

For what adapter do you need the driver because there is a driver for the FastTrak Series Raid Adapters. I have it and it is loading when I set my controller to RAID so I think it should function.

Look here:
http://www.antgel.co.uk/compsci/linu...ise_raid.shtml

Jan Hugo

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