[Centos] CentOS 3.3 and High Point Raid Cards

Thu Jan 13 02:46:07 UTC 2005
William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com>

RHEL 3 is based off RH9 not RH7

Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Sunday 09 January 2005 22:59, Ho Chaw Ming wrote:
>>Anyone have experience using Hight Point Rocketraid 464 on a CentOs 3.3
>>system? High Point drivers seem to only support a really outdated kernel
>>version and I am having problems getting the system to recognise the raid
>>card (and thus the whole raid).
> According to High Point's website, it's an HPT374 chip.
> See http://www.gulu.net/krd/hpt_rocketraid404_linux.html for some information.  
> The links referenced are incorrect; go to 
> http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA/bios_rr464.htm for the drivers.  Linux 
> drivers, a GUI and a CLI RAID manager are available for download.  Red Hat 
> 7.2 is listed as supported; RHEL3/CentOS is based on this dist, so the 
> drivers should work.
> From what I can see, the HPT374 drivers are available in source form; see 
> http://www.highpoint-tech.com/BIOS%20%2B%20Driver/hpt374/Linux/hpt374-opensource-v2.12.tgz 
> for them.
> And be sure to note the following note in the included readme.txt:
>      If the kernel contains built-in IDE support for HPT374 controller,
>      you must disable the kernel support before using this driver. You can
>      either rebuild a kernel without HPT374 support, or use boot parameters
>      like "hdx=noprobe" to disable the built-in driver.
> There is a proprietary binary-only 'raid.o' module used in the opensource 
> drivers; this probably is just a higher-performance software raid.  Standard 
> Linux software RAID works fine with HighPoint chips; I am in fact using a 
> motherboard with an HPT370 controller on board, but I'm not using the RAID 
> features.  The box is running the ScientificLinux version of the RHEL3 kernel 
> and it Just Works.  I can provide a dmesg excerpt if you'd like.

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