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Re: alpha server 8 5/500

On Mon, 21 Jan 2008, socraxko, tomaxko's evil personality wrote:
I've managed to boot over the network and begin the install process,
however when i get to the "Partition disks" screen it only shows One disk, a
scsi seagate of 2Gb (QLogic qla1280 controller)..
and i can't view my raid5 (DAC960 controller) ~12Gb Disk Array.

lsmod shows:

sd_mod            26504   0
DAC960            92400   1
qla1280           128992   0
scsi_mod        175400   2   sd_mod, qla1280

i'm no expert, but both modules seems to be loaded.
Got any ideas?

1. RTFM linux/Documentation/README.DAC960 . Check that your card and firmware version are supported. If you don't have linux sources anywhere, http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/README.DAC960 seems to have copy, which may or may not be the latest version.

2. Read the output of dmesg. I'm guessing it is complaining about an unsupported firmware version. That's just a guess, since you didn't provide much information. (Checking that the module was loaded is a good step in the right direction, but you should check other basic things too.)


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