Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102140
Not able to Install with Suptertrak SX6000
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
Fresh install of RedHat 9 and I'm not able to install to the RAID on the SX6000.
Going to the console on F2, running lsmod shows i2o_block and i2o_core, but not
i2o_pci. Trying to insmod i2o_pci doesn't work. I also tried to rmmod the two
that were installed and insmod i2o_pci first, but then I couldn't get any of
them to insmod. I have tried with both a bios setting of Other and Linux. I
installed to another drive connected to the onboard IDE controller, and was able
to fdisk the RAID under /dev/i2o/hda. Even after that, tried a fresh install and
the RAID does not show up in Disk Druid.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install RH 9 on a RAID controlled by a SX6000
Expected Results: Able to install to the RAID
You can use the driver provided by Promise for RH9. it creates a "disk driver"
that you can load with "linux dd" at install boot prompt.
But I couldn't compile an up to date kernel : the I2O fails !
I did finally get the updated driver from Promise. And, as you, I
can't use the I2O driver in the updated kernel. I did manage to
compile their source driver, but it gave me some dependancy errors,
but I manually installed it, mkinitrd, and it has passed all the test
I've tried on it. I can tell you, after dealing with Promises (lack
of) tech support, this is the *last* product of theirs I buy...
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
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and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/