[CentOS] 3Ware 9690SA
russ at vshift.com
Fri Jun 6 17:20:31 UTC 2008
> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 11:58 AM, Ruslan Sivak <russ at vshift.com> wrote:
>> Tim Verhoeven wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 6:51 PM, Ruslan Sivak <russ at vshift.com> wrote:
>>>> I successfully installed CentOS on 3ware 9650SE controller. Due to some
>>>> issues with compatibility with my motherboard, I replaced it with a
>>>> Now the system won't boot (although interestingly enough, it find the
>>>> menu fine, just won't boot past a certain point in the bootup phase.
>>>> I thought I would reinstall, but anaconda doesn't find the raid array.
>>>> 3ware does have drivers on their site, but I'm not too sure how to get
>>>> on my system?
>>> That controller requires a newer version of the 3ware driver. I'm
>>> pretty sure the 5.2 will have that driver. So if you can wait a bit
>> For production use, I can, but currently we are testing these servers, and I
>> would like to get them up and running. Is there a way to load a driver on
>> an already running system, or load it for anaconda? Something similar to F6
>> in windows?
> Yes, anaconda supports the concept of a driver disk.
> And 3ware offers a disk image download for 9690SA/RHEL5.
Thank you. I noticed that they said in the docs to install by using
linux dd. 3ware provides a zip file with the drivers, not a disk image,
AFAIK. I burned the contents of the zip to a cd, but anaconda fails to
recognize it. It keeps complaining about not being able to find a fat
or a ext3 filesystem on the driver disk.
I don't have a floppy drive, only a cdrom and a flash drive. Do I need
to get a floppy drive in order for this to work?
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