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Old 03-15-2005, 11:42 AM   #1
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Exclamation RHEL4 and Promise FastTrack S150 SX4


Hi there,

I've a BIG trouble: everybody sais that the Promise FastTrack S150 SX4 controller is FULLY supported by linux-2.6.10 kernel and the RedHat EL 4 special modified kernel also supports it but... At this time I'm trying to boot-up and install the firs CD of RHEL 4, and I encounter a big problem: when the kernel tries to load the module "sata_sx4" it COMPLETELY stops the machine and crashes. No errors, no signals, everythings simply STOPS and it doesn't response to keybord inputs (only the poweroff button).
The machine is an HP ProLiant ML110 and the disks are two Maxtor 6Y160M0 (160Gb SATA disks) attacched, only one JBOD array defined with the first disk (bootable flag checked).
If this kernel fully supports both controller and disks, someone could say me what happens here ?
Thak you so much
 
Old 03-19-2005, 03:08 PM   #2
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I ran into a similar issue with this adapter on RHEL 3. The motherboard ended up being bad.
 
Old 03-22-2005, 05:57 AM   #3
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So, maybe the Mainboard?
I think I will contact HP tomorrow...


Thaks a lot, this suggestion maybe useful
 
Old 04-13-2005, 03:56 AM   #4
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After some phone call, I contacted an HP technician. He adviced me to try Red Hat ES 3 Update 4 (NOTICE: it's REALLY importat the update version, it must be the Updt. 4). I tried it, and it seems to work fine. Disk druid starts, it can handle disks and disk partitions, but it still doesn't handle HARDWARE RAID of course. But it works.
Maybe this kernel version uses the "official" Promise drivers, or maybe a Linux 2.6 kernel with this controller?
That's the question

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