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RE: Promise PDC 20276, using md



So did you get _source_ for those drivers, or still the binary-only?

I have an ASUS A7V333 motherboard, has the 20276 (MBFastTrack133) chip
on board.  I was trying to install a "custom" RedHat-7.3 distro (i.e.,
our "internally supported distro", which is a stock RedHat-7.3, but with
various bits updated to latest errata, etc).

The snag I hit is that the RH-7.3 drivers on the Promise site were
specifically for the kernel that was shipped on RH-7.3 cd's, and
wouldn't work with our errata-upgraded kernel.

I was able to get things working by treating the two IDE drives "just
drives" (i.e., not using the firmware RAID at all).

Anyway, would love to hear more details, either on-list or off...

On Thu, 2003-03-20 at 07:24, Stephen Conway wrote:
> Hello Shaun:
> 
> They emailed them to me, made me fill out a disclaimer, etc.  It took a
> couple days before I had a response.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Steve
>  
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ataraid-list-admin redhat com [mailto:ataraid-list-admin redhat com]
> On Behalf Of Shaun
> Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:14 AM
> To: ataraid-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: Promise PDC 20276, using md
> 
> 
> Thanks Steve...
> 
> I emailed promise asking about the drivers, but haven't heard back from
> them.
> Is there somewhere on the promise site you downloaded them from?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen Conway" <sconway wlnet com>
> To: <ataraid-list redhat com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 7:31 AM
> Subject: RE: Promise PDC 20276, using md
> 
> 
> > To Answer your last question:
> >
> > I have received the Red Hat 8 beta drivers for Promise 100 TX2 card
> > (received from Promise tech support), and have successfully set up RAID-1
> > with RH 8 using the HW RAID  NOT software,
> >
> > Not sure if that helps,
> >
> > But anyway,
> >
> > Steve
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ataraid-list-admin redhat com [mailto:ataraid-list-admin redhat com]
> > On Behalf Of Shaun
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 10:18 AM
> > To: ataraid-list redhat com
> > Subject: Promise PDC 20276, using md
> >
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > my last post was asking if anyone had any recent experience with
> installing
> > a fresh system using the redhat 8.0 drivers off the highpoint website for
> > the HPT374 chipset.
> >
> > I am in the position of designing a new server that has to run RAID.
> > (either RAID-1 or RAID-5).  I am buying all new hardware from scratch for
> it
> > so I need to be sure I am minimizing any possible headache's with the
> > install.
> >
> > Basically I need a board with 4 IDE ports on it, and a BIOS setting that
> > allows me to disable the onboard RAID function without losing access to
> IDE3
> > and IDE4.
> >
> > Originally, I was looking at the ABIT AT7 MAX,  with the onboard HighPoint
> > HPT374 chipset.  I can't get that board so I have switched to the Gigabyte
> > 7VAXP.
> > The Gigabyte board is using the Promise PDC20276 controller, which I see
> by
> > this list people have been having some difficulties with.
> >
> > My question is this:  I am going to be using RedHat 8.0, but I am not
> going
> > to be utilizing the onboard BIOS for controlling the RAID.  I would rather
> > use the kernel level md raid drivers, and use the raidtools package from
> > within the OS.
> >
> > I am going to be installing 2 Maxtor 80gig drives, one on IDE3 and one on
> > IDE4.  but then in the BIOS I will set them as regular disks.
> >
> > When people are having the problems during the installation of linux, are
> > their problems due to the fact that they are using the onboard RAID
> > controller to build and maintain their array?  Which then has to
> communicate
> > with the kernel to "translate" what's going on.?
> >
> > OR
> > since I am going to be disabling the RAID function onboard and relying on
> > the md drivers from the kernel, am I effectively sidestepping any
> problems?
> > (I'm thinking that just the simple fact that the drives are even plugged
> > into IDE3 and IDE4 there is still a possible issue with communicating with
> > the promise chip.. even though its not actually doing anything with the
> > raid.)
> >
> > list, are you guys using the promise RAID controller to build and maintain
> > your RAID?  or using software raid via linux.
> >
> >
> >
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