[Centos] 3ware 9000 install
aemadrid at hyperxmedia.com
aemadrid at hyperxmedia.com
Mon Dec 20 08:17:54 UTC 2004
Thanks for the information, it was clear and easy to follow through it. Although
I wasn't able to boot using the up kernel with your drivers installed I figured
I should try something different. I installed an ide drive directly into the
motherboard and installed CentOS 3.3 without any special drivers. Once I was in
I followed your instructions and got a booting version but, unfortunately, it
still has a lot of unresolved symbols and the drivers does not load. Now it
still boots because there is a _normal_ hard drive to boot from but I can't
make the 3w-9xxx driver load at all. lsmod reports it's not loaded and modprobe
barks about a boatload of unresolved symbols. It's 1am in the morning and I
can't figure out where to run to or what else new I can try. In summary, I can
boot from a normal HD, although I will have to get rid of it in the end, but no
3w-9xxx module loaded. HELP! What can I do to get rid of unresolved symbols?
Quoting Seth Bardash <seth at integratedsolutions.org>:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: centos-admin at caosity.org
> > [mailto:centos-admin at caosity.org] On Behalf Of
> > aemadrid at hyperxmedia.com
> > Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 5:27 PM
> > To: clook.NET - Staff
> > Cc: CentOS at caosity.org
> > Subject: Re: [Centos] 3ware 9000 install
> > Thanks for the drivers, I was finally able to install CentOS
> > on my server! The
> > problem is now booting into it...
> > After a successfull install it boots but then fails to load the driver
> > complaining about /lib/3w-9xxx.o saying it was buil for
> > 2.3.21-20.ELsmp and
> > this is 2.24.21-20.EL.c0smp. On booting I also have another
> > option (CentOS
> > 3.3-up, which I don't know the difference from plain CentOS
> > 3.3) and this times
> > it complains that the driver was build for 2.4.21-20.EL and this is
> > 2.4.21-20.EL.c0. I guess I should have mentioned this is a
> > dual Xeon machine.
> > Please, I need help!
> > Thanks,
> > Adrian Madrid
> > Quoting "clook.NET - Staff" <staff at clook.net>:
> > > > I'm trying to do a fresh install on a new server that has
> > a 3ware 9000
> > > > controller. I followed the instructions on the 3ware
> > manual and used a
> > > floppy
> > > > with the drivers for RH WS3 (Update 2) but it doesn't work.
> > >
> > > The RHES driver disk won't work (been there, done that!).
> > >
> > > The driver disk for the 3ware 9500 for CentOS 3.3 can be
> > downloaded at
> > > the link below (easy registration required):
> > >
> > > http://www.integratedsolutions.org/drivers.html
> > >
> > > If you need the driver disk for CentOS 3.1 reply again here and I'll
> > > try and find the one I have.
> > >
> > > Jim
> The driver install disks (floppy Image) we posted were for 32 bit CentOS 3.3
> (Kernel 2.4.21-20) for 32 bit machines based on the "i686 athlon"
> architecture ONLY.
> Your architecture can be found by running uname -a
> Ours reads:
> Linux pos1 2.4.21-15.0.4.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Aug 4 13:29:51 EDT 2004 i686
> athlon i386 GNU/Linux
> For our whitebox web test machine named "pos1"
> With that said here is how to get your dual Xeon machine working correctly:
> Boot the machine using the up (uniprocessor - one processor) kernel that
> comes up but says the driver is built for the wrong kernel ( we used
> whitebox to build the driver but the kernel is the same and will work fine
> ). The boot process will give you a warning about a tainted driver but will
> work OK
> Download the latest 3w-9xxx.tgz source code file from www.3ware.com
> Put this in a directory somewhere and run from that directory: tar -xzvf
> This will uncompress and untar the source files.
> Next you need to set up the kernel source tree.
> Install the kernel source from rpm if its not already there
> cd /usr/src/"kernel-rev" ("kernel-rev" is the directory where the
> source was installed)
> edit the Makefile and change the line that reads: (4 th line down)
> EXTRAVERSION = -15.0.4.El.c0custom
> To the kernel extension of your smp system:
> Something like : EXTRAVERSION = -15.0.4.El.c0smp
> make mrproper
> make oldconfig
> make dep
> make clean
> The kernel source tree is now set up for your smp kernel
> Go back to the driver source directory and and run "make -f Makefile.rh smp"
> This will create a file "3w-9xxx.smp"
> You will need to copy this into the
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.c0smp/kernel/drivers/scsi directory and rename
> it "3w-9xxx.o"
> There should be an extry in /etc/modules.conf that reads: alias
> scsi_hostadapter 3w-9xxx
> If not add it at the beginning. If you have other SCSI adapters in the
> system already you will need to set this alias up correctly with a number
> after it - ie: alias scsi_hostadapterX where X is the correct number, no
> number for SCSI0.
> Once this is done you will need to run mkinitrd to create a new initrd
> The command will look something like this:
> mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.4.21-15.0.4.EL.c0smp_test.img
> This will put a file into /boot called
> Now edit your /boot/grub/grub.conf file and copy the whole smp entry and
> paste it below the existing entry.
> Change the title line to something like test_smp and change the initrd entry
> to the new initrd file name.
> Reboot and see if you select the test_smp entry if the machine boots
> If it does then you can use the new initrd image in place of the old one and
> your all set to go.
> If this is too complicated then you will need to research the above process,
> become familiar with it. Google is your friend. Also look at the
> /usr/src/kernel-rev/Documentation directory for lots of helpful information
> in the text files.
> We don't have a dual xeon machine sitting around to do this for you or I
> would have just done it and put the driver into a boot disk floppy image.
> We don't sell many dual xeons any more because the dual opteron systems cost
> less and provide much more performance.
> The above procedure is in the 3ware release notes with some modifications
> but it is complex and requires a significant knowledge of driver building
> and a lot of basic linux know-how.
> Read through this a few times to get familiar with it. ALWAYS make copies of
> any file you are going to modify or change to help recover from a bad edit.
> If all else fails call us. We will walk you through it.
> Seth Bardash
> Integrated Solutions and Systems
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