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Old 09-13-2004, 11:24 AM   #1
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promise sata raid help


ok i have a 64 bit athlon with a asus k8v deluxe motherboard..
ive set up hardware raid in the bios so my two 120GB disk drivers now appear as 240GB in windows.
now i want to install suse as a seperate partition on (these) drives..

all help files ive seen so far only go abt the process once ive installed suse...however to do that i have to turn of the hardware raid which will kill win xp..cause suse doesnt recognise HW raid..

promise seems to have released some open source drivers..and then there are closed source drivers too..which do i use...my card is a promise fasttrak 378 (similar to tx4000 or 376 ...i guess)

so which drivers do i download..and how do i compile if i download the open source drivers...i tried myself and only seemed to get errors..

if someone can provide me with a link for the exact file i shud download it would be really helpful

note:SW raid is not an option cause i want to dual boot with win xp and want both win xp and suse to benefit from the raid

thanks in advance
 
Old 09-14-2004, 07:05 AM   #2
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im desperate guys...dont make me give up linux...help!
 
Old 09-18-2004, 01:08 AM   #3
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Hi Ganja..

try this url http://www.promise.com/support/downl...wnload_eng.asp

U need to download drivers for the Fastrak S150 TX2plus..

ive got the the same Asus K8VSE motherboard,there are drivers for Redhat,Suse..etc

I have Suse 9.0 running on raid 0 on the Promise controller..it works like a charm......

hope This Helps...

cya

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Old 10-17-2004, 07:56 PM   #4
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is it possible ro use these drivers with suse 9.1 64 bit?
 
Old 10-18-2004, 09:56 AM   #5
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Hi Ganja

As far as im aware the drivers will only work with suse 9.0 as this uses a 2.4 kernel and Suse 9.1 uses a 2.6 kernel,
There are full gpl drivers available but i havent had time to experiment and see if they work with 9.1..
the other possibility is dmraid but this would be a major undertaking in its current form as lilo has to be patched in order
to work....

cya

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Old 10-18-2004, 08:20 PM   #6
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damn...ok if i get HW raid set up on my two sata 120GB drives as raid 0 i can boot up both win/suse right?as is in all the partitions made will be recognized by both right? thanx
 
  


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