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Old 05-14-2004, 09:25 PM   #1
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Mdk 10 Sil3112 "Unknown"


Hello,

Just installed Mandrake 10 Official and looks like I have a problem with SATA. I couldn't find the same issue elsewhere, but hopefully someone has seen this.

My mdk install is on an ide drive in a PC that has Raid 1 fakeraid as provided by the SIL3112 chipset. So I have two drives, that under Windows look like one. Under mdk they are two drives.

Now I realise that this raid isn't genuine raid, more like hardware assisted software raid.

The solutions I have seen involved removing any partition information and using expert mode, define a linux software raid group. Given that they are software raid really, why not? However these drives have existing information on them that I want to retain.

In Mandrake Control Center/Hardware the silicon image chipset is recognised, in that it has been detected, but it appears in the "Unknown" section of the hardware catagories.

So I guess I need to understand why while recognised, the SIL3112 support isn't actually being employed.

I am running a 2.6 kernel, the one is installed as default on mdk10o.

Thanks,

koan
 
Old 06-09-2004, 01:10 PM   #2
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Re: Mdk 10 Sil3112 "Unknown"

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Originally posted by muff
Hello,

Just installed Mandrake 10 Official and looks like I have a problem with SATA. I couldn't find the same issue elsewhere, but hopefully someone has seen this.

My mdk install is on an ide drive in a PC that has Raid 1 fakeraid as provided by the SIL3112 chipset. So I have two drives, that under Windows look like one. Under mdk they are two drives.

Now I realise that this raid isn't genuine raid, more like hardware assisted software raid.

The solutions I have seen involved removing any partition information and using expert mode, define a linux software raid group. Given that they are software raid really, why not? However these drives have existing information on them that I want to retain.

In Mandrake Control Center/Hardware the silicon image chipset is recognised, in that it has been detected, but it appears in the "Unknown" section of the hardware catagories.

So I guess I need to understand why while recognised, the SIL3112 support isn't actually being employed.

I am running a 2.6 kernel, the one is installed as default on mdk10o.

Thanks,

koan
*bump*
I also have the same issues but I'm using RAID 0 instead, there must be someone out there that's got it working? Silicon Image themselves say that they have sold over 1 million of these chips!!

I was thinking the only way maybe would be to get a proper RAID card and use that, anyone recommend one? I've been looking at the Promise cards but they don't do a card that only has 2 SATA ports? Help appreciated.

Cheers
 
Old 06-14-2004, 10:11 AM   #3
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Hey,

If you don't have the sil3112 chipset in RAID mode, then it will install fine. What I ended up doing was taking my drives out of RAID, installing my xp to one 80gig SATA and Linux to the other 80gig SATA. A few folks have reported that they had RAID working with the medley.o drivers but it's flakey at best and speed is very poor. YOur drives should be seen as /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2

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