[CentOS] 3Ware 9690SA

Victor Padro vpadro at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 17:38:47 UTC 2008


On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 12:20 PM, Ruslan Sivak <russ at vshift.com> wrote:

> Jeff wrote:
>
>> 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
>>>>> 9690SA.
>>>>> Now the system won't boot (although interestingly enough, it find the
>>>>> boot
>>>>> 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
>>>>> them
>>>>> 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 That controller requires a newer version of the 3ware driver.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
>>>> longer...
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Tim
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> 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.
>>
>> http://www.centos.org/docs/2/rhl-ig-as-x86-en-2.1/ch-driverdisk.html
>>
>> 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?
> Russ
>
>
>
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Perhaps you can download RHEL 5.2 from Red Hat Network, if you are a
customer there will be no problem but if you're not, maybe you can sign out
for 30 day trial and then download the ISOs, burn it and test your box and
share your results, it will be enough time for CentOS 5.2 to be available,
so then you can be sure to run a production system.

https://www.redhat.com/wapps/sso/rhn/login.html?redirect=http%3A%2F%2Frhn.redhat.com%2Frhn%2Fsoftware%2Fchannel%2Fdownloads%2FDownload.do%3Fcid=6949

I got almost the same issue with an Asus mainboard...that's my 2 cents.


Cya.

Victor.
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