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RE: Intel megasr RAID driver not included with RHEL4



Title: Intel megasr RAID driver not included with RHEL4
put the following in your %pre:
sleep 99999999999
 
When the server is kickstarted, it will stop in the pre environment, waiting for you to kill the sleep process.  Simply open a console session (alt-f2), see how the CD is seen by the system, and use that device/path to load the driver using driverdisk in the kickstart file.
 
Chip


From: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Martin Steinmann
Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2007 4:28 PM
To: kickstart-list redhat com
Subject: Intel megasr RAID driver not included with RHEL4

We are using a new Intel server S5000PAL that requires a RAID driver "megasr" not included with RHEL4. We use kickstart installation and therefore cannot shuffle CDs during the installation process to add a driver disk.

I am trying to modify the RHEL4 installation CD so that this driver is included on the CD.

Can anyone point me to some documentation on how this can be accomplished?  Is kickstart able to automatically load a driver from a directory on the same CD?


I now have a CD (RHEL4u4 CD1 with a ks.cfg file in the root of the CD. I copied the content of the Intel driver disk for the megasr driver into the root of the CD.

I then started experimenting with different settings in the file isolinux.cfg, such as:
dd=cdrom
dd=path:/dev/hdb
dd=path:/tmp/cdrom

The kickstart file does not include any statements like dd or driverdisk (would that be needed?).

None of this yields the desired result of an automated install where the missing megasr driver is installed automatically. Looking on tty3 it seems the system installs the libata driver and then sees two SATA disks (sda and sdb) instead of the RAID 1 that is configured.

What I would like to do is have one CD that includes everything needed for a RHEL4 minimum installation including the Intel megasr driver required for the RAID controller of this Intel server.

I see another path creating a custom initrd.img and stage2.img file, but would like to avoid this if possible.

Please help
--martin



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