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Old 11-12-2006, 03:49 AM   #1
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I need upgrade kernel before installation, how?


sounds a bit odd but I am trying to install FC6 or any other RH affiliate on my to become server.There's only one problem I am running the server with Areca 1120 PCI-X raid adapter. This RAID adapter driver are standard in kernel 2.6.19 (areca website). The latest release of FC is 2.6.18. Now I already tried the FC5 driver from Areca but this did not work, telling me the driver did not match the OS version.

So I need to have an install medium with Kernel 2.6.19 before installation can actually 'see' the harddrive it needs installing on.

Can you please help me on how to do so?


Old 11-12-2006, 07:30 AM   #2
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Kernel 2.6.19 has not been released yet, it is still at release candidate 5 (rc5).

As a suggestion you should look again, it seems drivers are available for Fedora Core 2-5 and RHEL-3 and 4 and for CentOS-4.x (a freely available 'clone' of RHEL4), for example;

Nothing is stopping you from downloading the source code and building the driver for installation when asked for a driver disk.
Old 04-09-2007, 04:49 PM   #3
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Hey lenard....well i did just that and its working about as good as a nice, super sharp stick in the eye.

The module I built works PERFECTLY but that's a WHOLE, ENTIERLY different ball game then from making a drivers disk, which I have also done...which for some strange reason works GREAT for installation but fails missirably on the next and subsequent reboots where all i get for my hard work is a blinking cursor where the first stage of grub should be...

So if you have something other then a snappy comeback at someone looking for help I suggest you shove up to the table and play a hand or if you can't tell, I'm at my wits end.


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