RE: Compaq Smart2 Array
The array was configured and in fact I had sucessfully installed redhat 7
and 6.2 on the machine. They recognised the compaq utils partition and
avoided it appropriately.
I think the problem is that the debian root disk doesn't have entries in
/dev for the /dev/ida devices, and can't detect them.
The compact kernel while booting saw the device, and listed all the
/dev/ida/c0d0p[1-7] partitions correctly, so the actual configuration of the
array was fine.
"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in
the universe, and it has a longer shelf
life." - Frank Zappa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Lee Elliott
> Sent: 03 April 2001 23:20
> To: Nathan Ollerenshaw; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Compaq Smart2 Array
> Nathan Ollerenshaw wrote:
> > Ok,
> > the driver definately on there and the smart2 array controller
> is detected,
> > but the debian installer doesn't find it after the keyboard
> > It should be /dev/ida/c0d0 but opening an interactive shell and
> trying to
> > find it, it's not there.
> > Does anyone here have any experience with this?
> > Nathan. (happily talking to himself ;)
> > ---
> > "There is more stupidity than hydrogen in
> > the universe, and it has a longer shelf
> > life." - Frank Zappa
> Have you already configured the array? I've only had to install NT on
> Compaqs but before I even start installing the OS I have to configure
> the array controller i.e. tell it which spindles should be used for each
> of the logical drives, and what raid mode to use for each logical
> The Smart Array configuration utility is on the Compaq SmartStart CD -
> it's bootable.