[CentOS] 3Ware 9690SA

Jeff jlar310 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 17:05:24 UTC 2008

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 That controller requires a newer version of the 3ware driver.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.


And 3ware offers a disk image download for 9690SA/RHEL5.


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