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Re: Promise FastTrack drivers for FC2

> > > 3ware 9000 does have native support under FC2. Just not on the
> > > installation.
> > > All you need to do is to update to the latest kernel version
> > > as of now) which includes the 3w-9xxx driver. Then recreate your init
> > > image (mkinitrd) after changing the "/etc/modprobe.conf" to load the
> > > driver after your boot drive.
> > >
> > > Now, if you want to boot using the 3ware 9000, you'll need to create
> > > own installation disk for FC2 using the latest kernel version. On
this, I
> > > cannot help, I know it's possible but have no idea on how to do it.
> > >
> > > Omar
> > >
> > That was not my experience.  I did install the 9000 series card after
> > updating to the latest current for everything including the 2.6.8-1.521
> > FC2 dropped the 3w-xxxx driver into place which will not work.  I had to
> > compile my own driver under that kernel and then run the mkinitrd stuff.
> > speaking with 3ware support they confirmed that in kernel support is
> > for the 9000 in future kernel releases but is not there presently.
> >
> > -Eucke

> Omar didn't say anything contradictory :)
> The early 2.6 kernel has no support for the 3ware 9000 series
> controllers. Latest 2.6 kernel have.

> Alexander

No, he did not say anything contradictory but I wanted to point out that the
"later" kernel (2.6.8-1.521), the one that he mentioned, did not work as he
said for my build.  All I was saying was that my experience was different
and that the 3w-9xxx.ko module does not exist unless you compile it yourself
and manually insmod and kick it into operation.  The native support for the
9000 series does not exist with the 2.6.8-1.521 kernel but will in future
revs...that comes from the 3ware support within the last week.


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