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Re: Highpoint RocketRaid 454



On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 21:21:47 -0400,
  Peter Reed <mrdeadworry gmail com> wrote:
> charles l franklin comcast net wrote:
> >I need a bit of help.
> >
> >I building a Fedora Core 5 box for educational reasons (PostgreSQL and 
> >Apache) and wish to install several old IDE drives in it using a Highpoint 
> >RocketRAID 454 card I own.
> >
> >The drivers they have on-line for Linux doesn't support the new kernel.  
> >The sources are available on their www site for building the driver 
> >(http://www.highpoint-tech.com/BIOS%20+%20Driver/rr454/Linux/hpt374-opensource-v2.16-0710.tgz), but I don't seem to be able to locate the Kernel source for compiling.
> >
> >Would some talented individual either 1) build the driver for i686x86 and 
> >send it to me or 2) point me to the Kernel source code?
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >Charles
> >
> yum install kernel-devel
> good luck
> Peter

You might also consider using software raid instead hardware raid.
I did a quick lookup on that card and it doesn't appear to have battery
backed cache (infact there appear to be no claims of a cache at all).
So it looks like it is a cheap consumer card. You are better off using
software raid than one of those. Software raid will typically be faster
and you will have more flexibility in changing things down the road.
(E.g. if the card dies, you don't have to get hold of the exact same card
to avoid having to rebuild your array from backups.)
Usually there will be a way to just use the card as an IDE controller and
not have any of the raid stuff activated. If you do that, then you shouldn't
need to install aspecial kernel module.


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