to Erlend trying to use raiddetect and others

Heinz Mauelshagen mauelshagen at
Tue Nov 16 14:11:52 UTC 2004


presumable you see the disks, what's the output of
"dmraid -b", "dmraid -r" and "dmraid -s" ?

Please send in prvate email,


On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 05:08:10PM +0000, Erlend Davidson wrote:
> >
> >
> >One Tip for Erlend:
> >* Upgrading from Linux 2.4 to 2.6 needs much files/packages to be updated 
> >or changed. Dmraid tends to make things even more difficult. Continue with 
> >the things you are doing if you know what you are doing  :)  Consider to 
> >install an up-to-date GNU/Linux on a IDE harddisk and doing yours hacks 
> >from within this installation.
> >
> I've just tried gen2dmraid on my computer, with no success.  First it 
> says "Invalid block size 2048 on hdc", I mounted hdc and it turns out 
> that it's part of the CD, probably trivial.  The main error is: "No 
> software raid sets".  I tried again, specifying -f pdc, but still the 
> same error.  I followed the instructions on 
> except instead of 
> "modprobe sata_sil" I used "modprobe sata_promise", and instead of "wget 
> I copied the file from a floppy disk.
> I am using Promise FastTrak Tx2 Plus S150 software raid controller (I 
> think this is the PDC20371).
> Thank you,
> Erlend
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