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Old 08-19-2003, 09:42 PM   #1
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promise ultra66 card support in redhat 9?

i'm trying to get a promise ultra66 ide controller to run a 20 gig backup harddrive, but startup freezes hard at "finding module dependencies". i'm running redhat 9 with kernel 2.4.20-8, which supposedly includes the patch that was used in kernel 2.2 to support this card. i have no clue what to do next. has anyone had any luck getting this card to work with kernel 2.4?

Old 08-19-2003, 10:21 PM   #2
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redhat stock kernels are not the best (opinion) if you feel up to it read a kernel compiler tutorial, not as hard as it sounds:
1) download source at
2) cd /usr/src/
3) tar -zxvf kernel-x.x.x.tar.bz2
4) rm linux && ln linux-x.x.x.tar.bz2 linux -s
5) cd linux
6) make mrproper && make menuconfig
7) configure what you know leave rest at default
8) make dep && make clean && make bzImage && make install && make modules && make modules_install && lilo
9) reboot
Old 08-21-2003, 08:43 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply. i plan on recompiling soon. i have some other modules to insert. my problem now is what changes to make to the kernel. the 2.4 kernel is supposed to support the ultra66 card. i can't even get past startup when it's connected.

Old 08-24-2003, 09:10 PM   #4
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i figured it out. somehow the scsi card was conflicting with it.


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