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Re: Compaq Smart2 Array


I'm having the same problem. Configuring the Array with the Compaq Smart
Array Disk is pretty easy. Booting with Debian Compact Kernel is easy too.
The Kernel includes the Smart Array Driver and is detecting both controller
and array (at least in my case).

My problem is how do I tell the Debian installer that /dev/ida/c0d0 is a
valid hard disk? I'm only getting the message 'No hard disk found'.

After installing Debian onto a local Scsi disk I don't have any problems to
access the array.

cu andreas

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                    Lee Elliott                                                                                                                      
                    <LeeE@spatial.freese        An:     Nathan Ollerenshaw <nathan@lineone.com>, "debian-user@lists.debian.org"                      
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                    <leee@sozvers.at>           Thema:  Re: Compaq Smart2 Array                                                                      
                    04.04.01 00:19                                                                                                                   

Nathan Ollerenshaw wrote:
> Ok,
> the driver definately on there and the smart2 array controller is
> 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.



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