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Old 09-30-2003, 10:49 AM   #1
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Newbie installation problem with raid 0

Newbie trying to install Mandrake 9.1 on Raid 0 array. I have a spare NTFS 41Gb unused partition on a IT8212 chipset raid 0 array. I am trying to install the IT8212 Linux driver as per these instructions:

04. Install Mandrake 9.1

(1) Start installing Mandrake 9.1 by booting with the CDROM.

(2) At the Mandrake 9.1 Linux installation screen appear, Press F1.

(3) When "boot:" appears, press <Enter>.

(4) Press <Crtl>+<Alt>+F2 at language selection menu, insert the ITERAID
driver disk into the floppy.

(5) Issue following commands to load ITERAID module.

# modprobe floppy
# mkdir /floppy
# mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /floppy
# cd /floppy
# cp 2.4.21-0.13mdkBOOT/iteraid.o /tmp/
# cd /tmp/
# modprobe sd_mod
# /usr/bin/insmod_ iteraid.o
# cd /
# umount /floppy

(6) Go back with <Ctrl>+<Alt>+F7 and proceed with the normal install.

(7) Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+F2 when installation at the final step (Configurations,
installation is complete. Remove the boot media and press return to reboot).

(8) Insert the ITERAID driver disk floppy, issue the following commands
to load the ITERAID driver.

# chroot /mnt/
# mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

For UP kernel
# cp -f /mnt/floppy/2.4.21-0.13mdk/iteraid.o /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/scsi/
# mkinitrd -f --preload scsi_mod --preload sd_mod --with=iteraid
/boot/initrd-2.4.21-0.13mdk.img 2.4.21-0.13mdk

For SMP kernel
# cp -f /mnt/floppy/2.4.21-0.13mdksmp/iteraid.o /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdksmp/kernel/drivers/scsi/
# mkinitrd -f --preload scsi_mod --preload sd_mod --with=iteraid
/boot/initrd-2.4.21-0.13mdksmp.img 2.4.21-0.13mdksmp

# lilo
# cd /
# umount /mnt/floppy
# exit

(9) Please press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+F7 and push "Reboot" button to finish the installation.

After I complete part (5) the whole process just stops and I get the error message:

Warning- no PPA compatible devices found. As of 31 Aug 1998 Iomega started shipping parallel port zip drives with a different interface which is supported by the IMM (Zip Plus) driver. If the cable is marked with autodetect this is what has happened.

Please help - desperate to give Linux a try!!
Old 11-19-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
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I did the same installation on MD 9.1 before and without problems. It's strange u will get errors when step 5 is finished because it just inserts the it8212 driver module so that the disks on it8212 will be identified on installation. I think u can go to the console 4 (<Ctrl>+<Alt>+F4) to check if the it8212 driver module is correctly inserted or not when command /usr/bin/insmod_ iteraid.o is done. If the it8212 driver has been correctly inserted, then go back the normal installation console (<Ctrl>+<Alt>+F7) and keep going the installation.

Good luck!



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