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Old 07-17-2003, 04:59 AM   #16
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I require a driver for RH 9.0 that can load when installing RH 9.0 from scratch.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 08:35 AM   #17
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Driver for PROMISE FastTrak TX4000/376/378/S150 TX Series

Then we have to give you some precompiled drivers I think.
Can you give me the specs of your machine and what kernel you are using then I might be able to deliver you a precompiled kernel driver for redhat 9.

JH
 
Old 07-17-2003, 02:29 PM   #18
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The drivers that I have from promise.

RAID Driver for a lot of Fasttrak adapters:
/*********************************************************************
* PROMISE FastTrak TX4000/376/378/S150 TX Series Linux Driver README
*
* PROMISE Linux support team <support@promise.com.tw> 2003/02/20
*********************************************************************/

http://www.xs4all.nl/~jhp/Fasttrack_..._1.00.0.15.zip


The driver for a set of SATA chips that have a non-RAID function so you can connect one SATA disc and use it like a regular harddisc:
Support List
============

The following Promise SATA150 series adapters and Linux operating systems are
compatible with the drivers in this release:

Chipset Adapter Name
-------- ------------
PDC20318 Promise SATA150 TX4
PDC20375 Promise SATA150 TX2plus
PDC20378 Promise SATA 378
PDC20618 Promise Ultra 618

http://www.xs4all.nl/~jhp/SATA150_ver_1.0.8.zip

Last edited by jhaprins; 07-17-2003 at 02:39 PM.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 08:48 PM   #19
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Fast Trak 376 REd Hat 9.0 Compiled Driver

I've just compiled the Red Hat 9.0 Promise Fast Trak 376 driver, though I still can't get it to work. Here are my system specs:

AthlonXP
512 ddr 3200
Asus A7V8X
Red Hat 9.0

If you get this driver working, let me know, and send me instructions. I tried uploading the compiled driver on my comcast webpage, but its down for some reason. When I finally get it up, it will be at:

http://mywpages.comcast.net/richcm/ft376rh9.zip

but for now, you can email me for the driver
richdog77@netzero.net
 
Old 07-18-2003, 05:11 AM   #20
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Any errors?

You tell me that you could compile the driver but that you can't load it. Could you tell me what kind of errors you get?

JH
 
Old 07-18-2003, 05:40 AM   #21
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Errors

Actually, I'm still new to programming, still a student and all. Anyway, I just realized that it just produced the .o files and I'm sure you can't do anything with those. I don't know how to get to the next step after producing the .o files. I believe I need to get the a .ini file or something like that. Take a look at the file I uploaded.

I forgot to mention the processor speed in the previous reply:

Athlon XP 2600

So when I tried to load the device drivers, I get an error message telling me to load a driver disk. Let me know if you can think of anything.

Rich
 
Old 07-18-2003, 06:11 AM   #22
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driverfloppy

Check out the following link:
http://www.antgel.co.uk/compsci/linu...ise_raid.shtml

As far as I know you have to put the ft3xx.o and the scsi_mod.o on a floppy disc and load that one the moment the redhat install asks you for a driverdisc. Never tried it though.

JH
 
Old 07-18-2003, 06:30 AM   #23
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scsi mod.o

Looking at the zip file, it doesn't include the scsi mod.o file you're talking about, so I don't know if we need to compile it seperately. I'm going to go ahead and load that on a disc to run. I'm also confused about which distribution to compile for. I tried both the suse and the indep and I got no where, but i'm going to try using the scsi mod.o file supplied on the web site. Of course this is a mission for me, because I have 2 hard drives and am using the scsi which has windows loaded on, and the ide for the temporary linux drive to compile the drivers on. So here I go.

Rich
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:17 AM   #24
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No luck.

Can someone give me clear cut step by step instructions on how to make a driver diskette to load onto linux? I cannot get my files recognized when I just write them to a diskette alone. I'm still a linux newbie here.

Thanks,
Rich
 
Old 07-18-2003, 12:50 PM   #25
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you will want to read here. they are instrucions for the HPT 370 but the steps should be the same for you.
 
Old 07-19-2003, 06:00 AM   #26
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jharpins:

I have the following spec'ed machine:

AMD Athlon XP 1800
512 MB
Asus A7V8X Motherboard

Currently only have WinXP loaded using 2 x 30 GB drives in RAID 0 config.

Require a precompiled driver that will recognise existing RAID array under RedHat 9.0. The driver needs to be able to load when required upon installation of RH 9.0.

If you can help me out, would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 05:24 AM   #27
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I got RedHat running, but I used RedHat 8.0 with the drivers from the Promise website.
I've found no way to install RedHat 9.0 with the FastTrak 376 controller.

I will be testing if the RedHat 9.0 installation eats the .o-files. I don't think so, but it's a chance.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 06:59 AM   #28
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Still no luck. If anyone has any success with compiling a driver or somehow getting promise to mail one, please let me know.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 09:52 AM   #29
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I've managed to get it working under debian linux, kernels 2.4.20, 2.4.21.
It's quite easy if you know how to compile your own kernel. Just compile in:
SCSI Support
SCSI disk support
SCSI generic support
(You can have it as modules as well).

Get source driver from:
http://www.antgel.co.uk/compsci/linu...ise_raid.shtml

Unzip and type make to compile.
With linux sources in /usr/src/linux there should be no problem.
Now you can copy fresh ft3xx.o module somewhere in /lib/modules/2.4.x/kernel/drivers/scsi
type depmod -a
And you are done .. now you can insert driver by
modprobe ft3xx

It should find arrays and assign them as scsi disks (starting with /dev/sda ...)
If you want to boot from it you have to make initrd for your system and load driver there (It works for me as well).

It works for me good:
shake:~# hdparm -t /dev/sda

/dev/sda:
Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 1.33 seconds = 48.12 MB/sec

But i got another problem. It keeps freezing my system (every freeze is like 1-2 seconds) and I get loads of messages:
camTimer(54,e0862f30) Error
FastTrak: CheckDriveStatusTimer Error
camTimer(54,e0862f30) Error
FastTrak: CheckDriveStatusTimer Error
FastTrak: CheckDriveStatusTimer Error
FastTrak: CheckDriveStatusTimer Error

I haven't manage to resolve this one yet .. If you try this driver please let me know if it works for you ok..
 
Old 07-21-2003, 10:27 AM   #30
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Cool Solution

I've made a driver for RH9 for the promise 376 raid controller.

Here is a littele howto that explains how I installed RH9 on the
raid controller:
http://www.fys.ku.dk/~esban/promise376.html

/Anders
 
  


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