[CentOS] Re: 3Ware 9690SA

Gavin Carr gavin at openfusion.com.au
Mon Jun 9 05:17:39 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 12:32:47AM +0200, Vidar Normann wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 12:16 AM, Ruslan Sivak <russ at vshift.com> wrote:
> > Scott Silva wrote:
> >> http://www.3ware.com/KB/article.aspx?id=15257 is the files that go on a
> >> driver disk. I just dl'd it and opened it.
> >> I know there is a way to use a driver disk from other media, but I can't
> >> find it, and I'm sure someone on list will remember how.
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> > Yes these are the files I was using.  It wouldn't let me install with these
> > files on a usb drive or a cdrom, but it worked fine when I put them on a
> > floppy.  I then did an upgrade install of CentOS, and was able to boot into
> > the system.
> > The only issue now seems to be that I still can't boot the xen kernel with
> > it.  I tried manually copying the 3w-9xxx.ko from
> > /lib/modules/2.6.18-53.el5/updates to
> > /lib/modules/2.6.18-53.1.21.el5xen/updates, but that didn't seem to help.
> >
> > Do I need to mkinitrd or something?
> >
> Maybe not 100% useful, but I had trouble installing CentOS on a machine with
> a 9690SA as recently as tonight - who has floppy
> drives anymore? (Well, I did, but all my floppies were unusable, big
> shock..)
> The trick was to use the method explained on this site to turn the files in
> the driver download from 3ware into an image:
> http://www.openfusion.net/linux/network-driver-images

Cool, citation! Glad that was useful to someone. 


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