Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 24640
Problems with Mylex DAC960 RAID
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:49 EDT
This is a standard PC-PIII 500MHz with an Intel motherboard
and a DAC960 RAID solution from Mylex (a PCI-SCSI card with
three harddisks attached, uses RAID level 5, BIOS 4.10-41).
The machine also uses an internal IDE harddisk (although I
would like to use only the RAID, I haven't gotten that far yet).
The machine has been running quite some time with RedHat 6.1
and no internal IDE without any problems.
Installation proceeds ok, all the disk can be properly
partitioned, formatted and used for installation of the
On boot-from harddisk, LILO loads the kernel, you see:
(note the final newline)
After that, it's eternal stillness.
Attempts to remedy
Tried different partitioning, also with all the stuff on the
IDE disk. If I rip out the SCSI cable, LILO loads a standard
kernel and boots ok. I can't think of a way out of the problem
...think I will take the plunge and try to build another kernel
with the Dandelion Digital's DAC960 driver...if my employer doesn't
whack me first. At least I will learn something :-))
On second thoughts, I think this bug can be squashed.
I started again at the very beginning with formatting
etc, and it worked. I'm not sure now that the machine
didn't boot an old kernel on the RAID disk...
My fault - sorry for the trouble :-(