SV: RocketRaid 1820A not recognized :(
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 09:32:48AM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> > Hi all!
> > I'm just in the progress of installing three fileservers at
> > work. the setup is as follows:
> > Intel Avalon MB
> > P4 3.4GHz
> > 2 GB ram
> > DVD-RW
> > RocketRaid 1820A
> > 2 maxtor 200Gb Sata disks in Raid1 (system disks)
> > 6 maxtor 200Gb sata disks in Raid5 (filearea)
> > The problem is that the debian-installer in sarge doesn't recognize
> > the raid adapter and leaves me with a "No hard drives found".
> > On RRs homepage there is an installer manual for woody (30r2),
> > were the installer has the menu option "Preload modules
> > from a floppy".
> > But I cannot find this option in sarge.
> > So if anyone has any ideas on how to get the installation working...
> > PLEASE let me know...
> We are willing to help you. But realize that you are the guy with the
> Tell us what you can read when the F1 key is pressed at the splash
> screen. I think the F7 screen will also be helpfull.
F1 is just the general help (official install cdrom built on 20050305)
F7 is the advanced boot options i.e howto avoid pcmcia detection and such
unfortunately there is no mentioning of modules on floppys :(
> If you allready have been there, then please take the above
> obviously as
> a free bonus :-).
> I have no time to search for "RRs homepage", please provide an URL.
Sorry, should've done that from the beginning....
> AFAIK supports the debian-installer loading drivers from additional
> floppies, but I don't know how the activate it, my guess is the expert
> mode. (documented in F3 )
My progress so far:
Attached a new HD on the internal sata ports and installed sarge onto that, worked fine.
Downloaded and compiled drivers for the 1820A.
insmod hptmv.ko and it worked :)) I could mount my raid volumes and all that.
Did some "install -d ..." , "install -c ..." and added the module in /etc/modutils aliases.
after a update-aliases I rebooted and it discovered the RAID correctly.
However I still can't boot from the RAID.
[After a cup of caffein]
I think I have to compile the opensource drivers found at
http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA/bios_rr1820a.htm so that the installer can use them.
I tried to do that by installing the nearest kernelversion supplied on the sarge DVDs
(2.6.8-2-686, installer uname -r says 2.6.8-2-386) but when I tried to load the new module from console I got "-1 unknown module format.
Can you please advise on howto compile stuff for the debian-installer ???
> > best regards
> > Roger S
> Keep us informed
> Geert Stappers