Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74253
Need a driver for Highpoint HPT371 UMDA/ATA133 Controller for RHLinux 7.3
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
Anaconda doesn't recognize my hard drive accelerator/controller. The
installation disks don't include the driver, and the latest driver I can find
from Highpoint was compiled for Red Hat Linux 7.2 (kernels 2.4.7-10). I can
provide you with the .img file for 7.2 if that would be helpful. I urgently
need a driver that will work with 7.3. When I try to load the 7.2 driver, I
get the error msg: "failed to insert module hpt371"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run anaconda install
2.Hit Add Device button and then F2 to supply your own driver disk
3.put in driver disk for HPT371 UDMA/ATA133 controller for RH Linux 7.2
Actual Results: got an error message: "failed to insert module hpt371" and
then anaconda shuts down and reboots the system.
Expected Results: anaconda should say "HPT371 UDMA/ATA133 Controller has been
found. Select 'Done'"
The URL for Highpoint's Red Hat drivers is: www.highpoint-tech.com/drivers.htm
It's either the HPT371 chipset or the package for Rocket133s. This is a very
standard component in contemporary PCs coming out, and Red Hat should supply a
driver for it. I spoke to Support about this, and they told me this was the
proper channel to submit my request.
Created attachment 76546 [details]
img file for HPT371 UDMA/ATA133 Controller for RH Linux 7.2
Unfortunately, the hptraid stuff is actually just software raid, but telling the
difference but still allows the user to make partitions on the separate disks.
So we can't really integrate support for them until we have a more foolproof way
to tell how you're using them.
The HPT371 driver is not for RAID. It's a single hard drive accelerator device.
Assigning to kernel then (although I'm pretty sure the hpt371 is a "hardware"
can you give "lspci" for the controller in question?
what is an "lspci"? where would I find this information?
lspci is a program that gives information about what pci devices you have
All I've been able to find is "PCI Slot 3 (PCI bus 0, device 7, function 0)".
I've obtained this thru Windows XP Device Manager. I am trying to create a
dual boot machine with Linux on it as well. I can't install Linux because
anaconda cannot detect my hard drive -- because there are no compatible
drivers for the Highpoint Rocket 133S disk accelerator for this version of
I'm assuming lspci is some Linux program.
Hope this helps.
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
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/