[CentOS] Centos 3.4 3ware 9500S Floppy Boot Disk

Tue Apr 26 21:05:20 UTC 2005
Seth Bardash <seth at integratedsolutions.org>

Centos 4.0 has the driver built in.

We recommend you install 4.0 and then build the latest (9.2) driver and
firmware from source (you must set up your kernel source tree to match the
running kernel). 

Build it with the firmware in the driver so that at the next boot it will
upgrade the firmware. See 3ware's web site on how to do this. We will be
adding a page that describes this in detail in the future.

Once built, you need to copy it to the appropriate
/lib/modules/kernel_version/kernel/drivers/scsi directory.

Then run mkinitrd to create a new initrd image. Name it something else that
is NOT the default. 

edit grub.conf and add a copy of the existing boot entry but change the
initrd image entry to match the new image created above. 

Reboot and test it to make sure it works fine. If it does then save the old
image as file.old and name the new one the same name as the original old
one. Then delete the grub.conf entry you made for testing and you will be
good to go.

After you have all this running then install the latest version of 3dm2 from
3ware's site.


Seth Bardash

Integrated Solutions and Systems


Failure can not cope with perseverance! 

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> From: "Seth Bardash" <seth at integratedsolutions.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 11:47 AM
> Subject: [CentOS] Centos 3.4 3ware 9500S Floppy Boot Disk
> > We have created a Centos 9500S Floppy Boot Disk 
> > for installing Centos on a 3ware 9500S series 
> > controller that will allow installing and 
> > booting directly from this controller.
> > 
> > This boot disk supports only AMD XP, MP and 
> > Opterons in 32 bit mode Centos 3.4 for the 
> > up and smp versions.
> > 
> > We can also do a x86_64 version if required.
> > 
> > Any interest????
> > 
> > If so we will post it to our web site.
> YES!!  Please post it.
> BTW, how about CenOS 4?  have you tested it with the new version?
> Chris
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