[CentOS] [OT] 3Ware firmware for 9000 series released ...

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Fri Sep 9 17:34:25 UTC 2005

On Fri, 9 Sep 2005 at 7:30pm, Remco Barendse wrote

> On Fri, 9 Sep 2005, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:

> > You can use the 'fw' driver that 3ware distributes.  But, as I mentioned
> > above, in this case it doesn't include the latest firmware, which is the
> > one that actually fixes the multiple-unit bug.  So you have to manually
> > flash it from a DOS environment.  If you can't shoehorn a floppy in
> > temporarily, have a look at PXE.  Or, just wait -- 3ware says on the
> > website they'll be releasing an updated driver with the right firmware.
> Cool, suppose I have the patience to wait, will the fw driver work on a 
> running system that booted from the array with a stock CentOS kernel?
Yes.  You just need to put the driver in the /lib/modules directory of the 
right kernel (in place of the old driver), and then make a new initrd for 
the kernel you're running.

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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