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Re: 3ware raid - custom rescue floppy?



well i guess i don't have to worry about it. the servers
were so defective that im just shippin em back.

gonna get the right stuff this time, no more OS on a
raid array.

nate


> i thought that the debian rescue disk didnt include support
> course i havent tested this yet.
> 
> and no the systems have no cdrom.
> 
> and yes i do not like the idea of having the OS on the
> raid controller.
> 
> thanks for the info, tomorrow i should recieve the floppy
> cable that the company forgot to install in the system
> and i will try to install 2.2r3.
> 
> hope it goes well.
> 
> nate
> 
> 
>> 
>> Why are you trying to rebuild your rescue floppy?  The Linux kernel
>> already includes excellent 3Ware drivers so IIANM your rescue floppy
>> should already be able to access the RAID array.  If you are using
>> such an old version of Debian that it predates the 3Ware products...
>> you might want to consider upgrading your distro instead of sending
>> back your hardware.
>> 
>> All of the drives are supposed to be on the RAID controller.  That's
>> good design.  RAID boots fast, especially 3Ware RAID 0.
>> 
>> Also, if these are new systems they probably include a CD-ROM reader,
>> correct? You should be able to boot directly from the Debian CD if you
>> set the correct option in the BIOS.  Booting from CD is much faster
>> and MUCH more reliable than booting from a floppy.
>> 
>> Shawn Yarbrough
>>shawn@nailstorm.com
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> aphro@portal.aphroland.org wrote:
>> 
>>> hi
>>>
>>> i recieved 3 new systems today ..i was unaware of their
>>> (lack) of design until i opened the case. they are
>>> 1U IDE raid systems from some company called 'pogolinux'.
>>> the problem is there is 4 drives, and ALL of them are on
>>> the raid controller(3ware). since i am not gonna
>>> be using redhat on these systems, i need to figure out
>>> the best way to replace the kernel on the rescue
>>> disk for debian so it will recognize the drives. either
>>> that or i return the systems.  I can take care of the
>>> compiling kernel and stuff no problem just would like to
>>> know if there is a way to replace the kernel image.
>>> last time i checked, when i mounted the rescue disk
>>> all it was was a bunch of files, so could i just copy
>>> my new kernel on top of the old one?(don't need to
>>> worry about modules i won't be using any at first, everything
>>> will be statically built). or is there something more
>>> to it. last time i created a boot disk with kernel-package
>>> it seemed to be a rather inflexable boot disk(didn't have
>>> lilo, or at least didn't have it configured so i could do
>>> other things with it, it would just boot without prompting)
>>> i really don't like the idea of having the OS on raid
>>> especially because we will be running them in raid0,
>>> that would indeed suck to have the OS itself go down
>>> because of a storage drive dieing.
>>>
>>> any help would be appreciated.
>>>
>>> thanks!
>>>
>>> nate
>>>
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