[CentOS] Help with installing on Supermicro X6DHT-G server Marvell
Chris Mason (Lists)
lists at masonc.com
Sat Mar 11 12:13:00 UTC 2006
I am trying to build a file server with 1 x 80 GB main drive and 4 x 500
GB SATA drives in RAID in a Supermicro 3U server.
I found out the hard way that Centos 4.2 does not have a driver for the
onboard Marvell H2 controller the drives are connected to.
Supermicro techs sent me aar81xx.rhel4qu2.i686.img as an img file. I
used dd to copy to a floppy and dd confirmed successful write.
I booted Centos 4.2 and chose linux dd. When prompted I inserted the
floppy and the driver was loaded. However, when it came to partitioning
the drives, no drives could be found. I tried loading the driver during
install using F2 for "other drivers", still no go.
Has anyone had success with this process or am I doing it wrong? The img
file can be downloaded from
http://www.masonc.com/aar81xx.rhel4qu2.i686.img if anyone would like to
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