how to set-up Promise FastTrak TX2200

Rob Hall robslists at
Wed May 18 12:58:35 UTC 2005

On Monday 16 May 2005 17:30, Hillel Bilman wrote:

> I've got a Centos4 Linux server and installed Linux on a separate drive as
> it won't see my
> 2 x 80GB harddrives connected via a Promise FastTrak TX2200 using
> mirroring.
> I thought I would need to recompile my kernel but there is no driver in
> kernel 2.6.9-5.0.5 for the TX2200. I checked and the dmraid rpm 1.0.0-rc5f
> is installed and the hardware is installed but
> if I type: dmraid -ay
> I get "No Software RAID disks"
> If I type: dmraid -ay -f pdc
> I get "No RAID disk with format: pdc"
> Would anyone be so kind as to send me a HOWTO to get Linux to pick up the
> RAID device.
> Any help greatly appreciated.

I use a TX2000 and found that dmraid 1.0.0-rc5f would not correctly identify 
my RAID0 set. Might be worth trying a  later dmraid revision from as a starting point.

Best regards,
 Rob Hall - Red Hat Certified Engineer
 Technical Team Leader
 Newsquest Digital Media

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