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Old 08-19-2003, 12:19 PM   #46
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extract the files to a disk...
boot from RedHat 9 cd 1.....
type: linux dd
 
Old 08-24-2003, 04:53 PM   #47
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booting from raid device

Thanks to this forum, I got the driver that I needed. Thanks all. However, after install, grub doesn't even appear. WindowsXP just automatically boots up. When I run linux rescue, I can see the RedHat installation, but it just doesn't boot from there. Can someone out there tell me how I can force the grub or lilo bootloader to appear when I bootup?

Thankyou,
Rich
 
Old 08-25-2003, 04:06 PM   #48
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Hi,
can somebody tell me how I have to that suse 8.2. To install from scratch and only the hd's connected to the ft 376 controller, no other hd's.
I allready compiled the mods(.o)(4 of them) on a similar machine.
put them on disk but then in the 'manual setup' he don't wanne load the .o's yeah he reads it.

pls some advice
 
Old 09-08-2003, 10:15 AM   #49
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hi all,

I got Redhat working with Fasttrack 376.
And it goes a little something like this:

Download the file: http://europe.homeip.net/~bond006/RedHat-ft3xx.zip

unzip it to a formatted floppy.

Boot from CD (redhat 9) and type linux dd .
it will ask if you have a driver.
You have, let it search on fd0 (your floppy device).
It will find it and you can continue install!

Thanks bond006 for posting the link, my info came from :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...003/08/4/60248

Thanks everybody for your help and this great community.
Let's keep up the good work.
Kind regards Vincent
 
Old 10-07-2003, 02:36 PM   #50
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Quote:
Originally posted by xxbartosxx
Hi,
can somebody tell me how I have to that suse 8.2. To install from scratch and only the hd's connected to the ft 376 controller, no other hd's.
I allready compiled the mods(.o)(4 of them) on a similar machine.
put them on disk but then in the 'manual setup' he don't wanne load the .o's yeah he reads it.

pls some advice
this should help

http://www.avansys.co.uk/filez/drivers/SuSE-ft3xx1.zip

HTH

Daniel
 
Old 10-10-2003, 02:18 PM   #51
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Here's an interesting problem I'm running into with Redhat 9.0:

Module was compiled for 2.4.20-8BOOT but current kernel is 2.4.20-6BOOT

And insmod -f apparently doesn't work on any of the modules I've found....

This is on a Tyan S2880, and I've been trying to get the system to work for three weeks. (The RAID-enabled BIOS was just released today.)
 
Old 10-21-2003, 05:37 PM   #52
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Similar Problem

Hey I've got a similar problem. During install the drivers work great, however, as soon as I reboot Grub crashes for a get a Kernel Panic if I use Lilo. I'm a newb so could someone please help me.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 03:06 PM   #53
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Quote:
Originally posted by bond006
First mirror (only 128KBit line):
(sourcecode + installation disk)

Source: http://europe.homeip.net/~bond006/OpenSourceSATAb15.zip
Binary Installation Disk: http://europe.homeip.net/~bond006/RedHat-ft3xx.zip
Second Mirror (much faster )
Source: http://downloads.2spirits.net/OpenSourceSATAb15.zip
Binary Installation Disk: http://downloads.2spirits.net/RedHat-ft3xx.zip
 
Old 11-12-2003, 11:11 PM   #54
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[EDIT]: Nevermind! Forgot to set up the RAID in the BIOS! Oops!!


Hmm.....I'm REALLY close to getting my setup working, but still not quite there.

- MSI nForce2 board with the sucky Promise 376 chipset
- Fresh RedHat 9 install, not updated as yet
- Drivers installed during OS installation (as proof, here's some dmesg output):

SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
PROMISE FastTrak TX4000/376/378/S150 TX Series Linux Driver Version 1.00.0.18
scsi0 : ft3xx

- Can see drivers loading and warning message about polluted kernel during boot
- Output of cat /proc/scsi/ft3xx/0 shows the following:

[root@localhost ft3xx]# cat /proc/scsi/ft3xx/0
PROMISE FastTrak TX4000/376/378/S150 TX Series Linux Driver Version 1.00.0.18
Adapter1 - FastTrak 376
Array Drive -
1 : Maxtor 6Y160M0 IDE1/Master 163928MB IRQ(11) UDMA6 Free
3 : Maxtor 6Y160M0 IDE2/Master 163928MB IRQ(11) UDMA6 Free

- Tried /dev/MAKEDEV sd* and have entries in /dev for sd devices, but still can't mkfs or mount anything there.
- Output from df -k (I've loaded RH on a standard IDE drive. I'm trying to use the RAID as a non-OS disk):

[root@localhost ft3xx]# df -k
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3 17923760 1629288 15383992 10% /
/dev/hda1 101089 9294 86576 10% /boot
none 515464 0 515464 0% /dev/shm
/dev/fd0 1424 1192 232 84% /mnt/floppy

- For grins, tried to make a filesystem on what the array device SHOULD be:

[root@localhost dev]# /sbin/mkfs -c -v /dev/sda1
mke2fs 1.32 (09-Nov-2002)
mkfs.ext2: No such device or address while trying to determine filesystem size

So, I'm stumped! RH can see the disks. It knows what they are, but has no idea how to deal with them when it comes to a filesystem.

TIA for any insight!

Last edited by SkarTisu; 11-12-2003 at 11:37 PM.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 04:25 PM   #55
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A7V8X Putting the driver into a custom Kernel

I am trying to compile a custom Kernel for version "2.4.20-20.9" I currently have the
original version from the CD's "2.4.20-18" I think. I have the Raid driver installed in my current version of linux and works but Red hat update cannot manually update my system to the latest version. This is presumably due to the raid drivers. I have been told to download the source and make my own custom kernel. (I must admit I have never done this before but I have my trusty red hat 9 bible to help me). I have also been told that I need to acquire the source drivers which I have done with the help of this thread. Now I need to put those source drivers into my linux-2.4.20-20.9 source code. I need help because I don't know how to do this step and have no Instructions.

Please help.

BTW the reason I am upgrading my kernel is for SBAudigy support which I don't currently have.

(sort of)
 
Old 02-26-2004, 11:02 PM   #56
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Hello! I am trying to install FC1, with an a7v8x... Can anybody help me by compiling the drivers to work with fedora? Thank you very much!


Kahn
a7v8x
xp 1700 @ 2.25ghz
1gb pc2100
240 sata raid 0 array
geforceFX 5900se
 
Old 05-08-2004, 04:20 PM   #57
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Unhappy Debian Sarge 2.4.26-01 and promise SATA RAID drivers problems

Hello

First :
I tried to install on my Debian 2.4.26-01 testing (with sarge beta 4 installer)
the ft3xx.o driver but I can't.

after this installation, when I compiled the module with the existing kernel, I get an error 'Unresolved symbols...'

Have you a solution ?


I have the P4C 800 E deluxe with raid promise.
First serial ATA ide are detected ok (not promise controller)



Second :
I have download kernel 2.4.26 and recompiled.
When I reboot on the 2.4.26, I get a kernel panic on 2.4.26 partition.

Please help me to give me a way to make it work

Thanks a lot

ED
 
  


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