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Old 12-27-2003, 04:44 AM   #1
kwiksand
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Slackware 9.1/Kernel 2.6.0 & ATARAID HPT372


I've just taken the jump and ported my windows machine to Slackware 9.1 (Been running a second slower machine under Slack for about 6 months now).. I've installed it on my 2x60Gig Raid-0 array (as in sig), using the bootdisk ataraid.i from the slack install cd, which has worked flawlessly up until now, trying to upgrade to the 2.6.0 kernel...

Every time I try to compile the kernel (With IDE/ATA Raid support and suppot for my Highpoint 47x chipset), after a successful compile, when trying to boot I simply get a "VFS: Unable to mount root fs at '7203'" which is /dev/ataraid/d0p3 or block(114,3)..

I can see why this is happening, as when looking at the 2.4.22 kernel source/drivers included with the cd there are HPT drivers and ATARAID drivers installed as modules with the old kernel (as expected from the slack installation disk).....

My question is, has anyone else had a similar problem and how did they fix it? Has someone made a kernel boot disk for 2.6.0 similar to the one included on the Slack disk (ataraid.i) or can I somehow copy these drivers over and load them with the kernel (I'm booting of the raid device, so the computer needs to know its there to boot from before I can go about trying to load raid modules off of it)......

Any help would be much appreciated...
 
Old 12-27-2003, 05:20 AM   #2
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From http://www.linux.org.uk/~davej/docs/...loween-2.6.txt :
(Things not expected to work just yet)
- The hptraid/promise drivers for proprietary RAID formats are currently
non functional, and will probably be converted to use device-mapper.

I think you will have to wait before you could use 2.6.x .
 
Old 12-27-2003, 08:21 PM   #3
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Ah! Thankyou very much, thats great, means I can stop wondering about that, for now..

Obviously I've gotta be a very small minority here, but do you have any idea on when something like this could be implemented? And from my current kernel should I go anywhere (2.4.22) apart from waiting for 2.6.x support?
 
Old 12-27-2003, 09:01 PM   #4
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Well, I don't know when to expect working ATARAID support in 2.6.x, but check the document of Dave jones and the changelogs when new 2.6.x kernels are released.
There are enough users out there using these drivers (this includes the Promise driver as well) .
I would suggest you to update to kernel version 2.4.23 because of a serieus exploit in earlier 2.4 kernels .
 
  


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