Fedora Installation :: After Preupgrade: F15 Doesn't Recognize Sata Disks Connected Through Marvell Controller
May 31, 2011
I upgraded F14 to F15; However, F15 no longer recognizes my 3 sata disks connected through Marvell controller. The controller is an integrated Marvell chipset 88SE6480. The controller has its own manufacturer driver but it was intended for RHEL 5.4 (mv64xx) and installation of this driver fails to generate mv64xx driver.
I bought a Rampage III Extreme Black Edition wich has a SATA III controller (Marvell 88SE9182). I try to install Fedeora Core 15, but FC15 just dont recognize any of my HDs placed in SATA III ports. Has any fellow succeed installing linux on this SATA Controller?
On an Asus P5Q motherboard, CentOS 5.3 x64. (Separate thread as the other one has turned into just a discussion on my lm_sensors issue). The motherboard's primary SATA controller is the Intel P45 chipset. 6 ports, set to AHCI in BIOS, and all works a charm. Attached are 6 x SATA drives (2 x OS, 3 x data RAID5, 1 x backup). There is also a Marvell chip that provides PATA and also an underlying SATA chip (2 ports) that can do what Asus call Drive Xpert (stripe or mirror RAID) or be set to just standard SATA ports.
It's a SIL5723 behind what CentOS sees as "03:00.0 IDE interface: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE6121 SATA II Controller (rev b2)". Physically the Marvell has only a single optical drive attached to its PATA interface. CentOS has loaded marvell_pata (I assume for the PATA side of it) but I have no /dev/cdrom or /dev/dvd so no optical drive CentOS is trying to use 'ahci' for the Marvell's SATA ports. Dmesg tells me that when it 'sees' them as it boots:
scsi6 : ahci scsi7 : ahci scsi8 : ahci ata7: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xfeaffc00 port 0xfeaffd00 irq 16 ata8: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xfeaffc00 port 0xfeaffd80 irq 16 ata9: DUMMY
It attempts to read SATA drives attached to it, but it just errors trying to access them on boot (e.g. "ata7: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs" etc). I need the extra SATA ports, and I could really do with having a usable CDROM drive. I found a driver for the Marvell 88SE6121 from Asus. But the latest driver in that is for what it calls "RHEL 50.2" and the script fails with a "Generic Protection Error". That driver looks for kernel "2.6.18-92.el5" in its base_ver variable in the script. Changing the base ver to -128 doesn't help. I have uploaded the driver for if [URL]. Is that modifiable to work on 5.3 / soon to be 5.4?
I did a fresh install of Fedora 10 x86, then updated fully with yum, then did a preupgrade to F11 Beta. The download of the rpms works fine but the preupgrade reboot fails with: Error downloading kickstart file Unable to download the kickstart file..... proceed as an interactive installation hd:UUID=8f4a.....(uuidhere) ...05a8:/upgrade/ks.cfg
I have a SCSI disk so I'm suspicious preupgrade is having trouble accessing it? That prefix "hd" looks suspicious, should that be: Code: sda:UUID=8f4a.....(uuidhere) ...05a8:/upgrade/ks.cfg or maybe Code: sd:UUID=8f4a.....(uuidhere) ...05a8:/upgrade/ks.cfg
There is a FC4 Server with A8V-MX mobo currently running 2x WD500 SATA drives in RAID1 with a third WD500 SATA drive for data backup. This machine has been running 24/7 since January 2007.The plan is to replace the WD500s with WD 2TB SATA II drives in a similar setup as above. i.e. 2 drives in RAID1 and the third drive for data backup.Definitely looking to do a clean Fedora 14 install on the 2TB but have some questions.
1. Will Fedora 14 detect the VT8251 connected SATA drives? 2. If not, how do I get drivers so it will? (I have the mobo CD with makedisk, but prob for windows)
I already have the 14 x86-64 DVD ready to go, but I am not yet at the site.the BIOS settings are: SATA, RAID or AHCI.
I have a Prowler weather station connected via USB. Ubuntu does not recognize this. I am wanting to work with the data on the weather station on my computer. I would assume that the problem lies within 1941:8021 Dream Link USB Missile Launcher.
Terminal readout is:
user@user-laptop:~$ lsusb Bus 005 Device 002: ID 1941:8021 Dream Link USB Missile Launcher Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
I have servers which contain SATA disks and SAS disks. I was testing the speed of writing on these servers and I recognized that SAS 10.000 disks much more slowly than the SATA 7200. What do you think about this slowness? What are the reasons of this slowness?
I am giving the below rates (values) which I took from my test (from my comparisons between SAS 10.000 and SATA 7200);
dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile.txt bs=1024 count=1000000 when this comment was run in SAS disk server, I took this output(10.000 rpm)
(a new server,2 CPU 8 core and 8 gb ram)
1000000+0 records in 1000000+0 records out 1024000000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 12.9662 s, 79.0 MB/s (I have not used this server yet) (hw raid1)
Recently we bought a server machine in purpose of hosting game servers.Debian is the optimal choice for us but we have a huge problem.We have 2 x HDD Fujitsu MBA3300RC, 300GB, 15000rpm, 16MB [MBA3300RC] , but NO SAS-controller , so standard Debian DVD1 didn't recognized our HDD's during installation.Is there any way to install Debian on our machine without haveing to buy a SAS-controller? answer in "step-by-step" method, i am not very experimentated in linux.
i installed latest ubuntu server 9.10 on my mini itx board which i have 1 4gb IDE disk and 4x2TB sata disks attached no i want those disks to automount on startup is there a way without modifiying fstab? the thing is, i want to expand the storage over time (next hard disks in a few months) and maybe a second mainboard in a year so i need a simple way to mount everything without being to mainboard specific like doing fstab entries
used to run ARC linux and Windows 7 on my computer and i am now trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 X86_64When i used the live disc of Ubuntu 10.04 and load the installer it finds my four harddrive they way it should... sda,sdb,sdc,and sdd...When i however try the same with ubuntu 10.10 it displays my usb cardreaders drives first and then my hardrives as sde sdf sdg and sdh.I tried installing ubuntu with the reader unplugged and then reconnecting it after installation...But when i then boot with the reader attached it says it cannot mount drives sda,sdb,sdc and sdd becuase they are not ready.I think it is again detecting the usb cardreader before the sata controller ...Is there a way for me to alter the boot detection order so it will find my harddrives first and then the usb cardreaders ports ?
A friend of mine bought a prebuilt system from a local computer store that has the Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H motherboard and he says he can boot Fedora off the CD but cannot install it as it doesn't detect the harddrive.
I assume it can't detect the SATA Controller as I am pretty sure hard drives use a universal driver so the only way for it not to detect the hard drive is if the controller is not detected.
I was wondering if anyone here has this motherboard and has this problem.
I think I gave him a Fedora 12 CD. (EDIT: It's Fedora 11 judging by the filename of the ISO I have on my Desktop...)
I myself haven't used Linux in a while since I completed my Linux course and this game I play needs Windows, but I am trying not to play that game as much anymore though because of free time issues... I have an Ubuntu Dualboot but have become used to Windows again. I am gonna try using Linux in a VM to get accustomed to it again, this way I can play with different versions/distros and still have the Windows 7 host as a fallback is something doesn't work...
I have Fedora 13 installed in a new computer, and form some weird reason, udev is skipping three of my HDs. Looging the output for udev --triger, the entries for the HDs are skipped
Code: [root@storage ~]# lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD780 Northbridge only dual slot PCI-e_GFX and HT1 K8 part 00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port A) 00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port C) 00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port D) 00:0a.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port F) .....
1. I install Desktop 10.4 or server 10.10 on my 250GB IDE drive using guided partition structure.
2. I add SATA Drives (of varying types and sizes to test) to the system and create a raid.
3. When I restart grub won't initialize with the SATA's plugged in.
4. I have tried this in various ways, installing with the SATAs already connected, making the raid in the install process etc.
I have tried re-installing formatting the drives in windows, deleting partitions, making new ones, low level formatting. It appears to be related to an issue with GRUB re-ordering drives so it is trying to boot off the wrong drive - I would edit grub but it doesn't get that far into the boot. Just rudely flashes it''s cursor at me. Is this really so uncommon that there isn't a straight simple answer?
What makes me think it has to do with partitions and formatting is that when I first added new drives they worked on the boot. I even made the raid in Desktop mode in Server - Rebooted- Rude flashing cursor.
I have an Asus P5K motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Duo 8400. It has 2 SATA hard disks, a 250 GB Seagate and a 500GB Hitachi.
I've been running Fedora 10 x86_64 for 6 months on this computer without problems.
I'm trying to do a new Fedora 11 install on this computer but the installer (Anaconda?) only detects the Hitachi disk.
I've tried to make a new Fedora 10 install to check if it was a media or disk problem and it detects the two hard disks.
I've tried to install it via a Live CD, and the installer only detects the Hitachi disk. The LiveCD detects the two hard disks, I can access it, partition, format, write, but the installer only detects the Hitachi.
I've tried to change from Enhanced SATA (AHCI) to Compatible in BIOS without success and I've changed SATA cables from one disk to the other, changed the disk order and nothing.
Must I enter some boot parameters for Fedora 11? Has the LiveCD installer some options?
I have a 3.5" SATA disk in an external enclosure which is connected to my USB port. How do I get F13 to recognize the disk? It does not show up in the Disk Utility (Applications > System Tools > Disk Utility).
F13 does recognize flash drives that I put into a USB port.
I am having a problem installing Fedora from a CD.When I put the installation CD into the drive and restart the computer, the computer does not recognize the CD and boots automatically into my old version (version 8) of Fedora.I have already made sure that the CD drive comes before the HDD drive in my BIOS settings, and I have already tried using different CDs.
I have recently added 2 500GB sata drives to my machine. I have a Supermicro X6 mobo (yes its rather old) and the Bios recognizes the drives as Master 2 and Master 3 ide , but the linux will not recognize the drives. The system is running RH8 kernel 2.4.31 and i dont have the option of upgrading the kernel at the moment. Is there any way to get the linux to recognize the drives?
First time this has happened. I installed Fedora first (XP already installed) and then installed Ubuntu 9.10 64. Fedora doesn't show up on boot up menu. I've tried update-grub. Before I would have just edited menu.lst, but now?? I dunno. edit; Here's fdisk with Fedora on sda6
I'm working on a new server and it has an Nvidia SATA array controller with 2 250Gb SATA drives configured in a hardware array. When the first screen comes up I'm entering the option Linux DD for it to prompt me for the drivers but nothing ever happens. The screen says that it's loading a SATA driver for about 15 minutes and then the screen clears and has a plus sign cursor on a black screen. What am I doing wrong? The only driver that came with the HP server are for Redhat 4 and 5 and SUSE, will any of those actually work?
I have with the Videocard of one of my laptops. This laptop has a Mobility Radeon X600 card (RV380 based). I always had 3D hardware acceleration with mesa (at least in Fedora 12 and 13), but now it doesn't work. Boot seems normal, but reviewing the logs, I see this in the Xorg.0.log (after loading the radeon modues):
I don't have hardware acceleration, so no compositing and no gnome-shell I tried with both 7.9.1 and 7.9.2 versions of mesa-dri-driver (and its libs). The xorg-x11-drv-ati version is 6.13.1-0.3.20100705git37b348059.fc14
I have a computer and I need to know whether its Sata-controller supports hotplugging. Therefore I (think I) need to know which Sata-controller is used in my computer. Can anyone tell me how I can find that piece of info?
ps. Some info on the environment: It is running an AMD Geode processor which only support IDE and therefore the board has a Pata to Sata converter build in. When I do 'lspci' it only shows the IDE connection: root@voyage:/etc# lspci
00:01.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] CS5536 [Geode companion] Host Bridge (rev 33) 00:01.2 Entertainment encryption device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Geode LX AES Security Block 00:06.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6105M [Rhine-III] (rev 96) 00:07.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6105M [Rhine-III] (rev 96) 00:08.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6105M [Rhine-III] (rev 96) 00:09.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6105M [Rhine-III] (rev 96)
I have been trying for a few days to install CentOS 5.4 on an IBM x306 and I cannot get it to properly handle the Adaptec Embedded SATA HostRAID Controller. I have been working with Linux for a few years, but this is new territory for me. I typically use Debian-based distros, but I did some research on the IBM site and found out that RHEL is a supported OS for this machine. So, I decided to give Cent a try. I have some experience with Fedora, so it's not totally foreign to me.
Anyway, I'm a bit confused. Using the IBM RAID utility, I set up a mirrored pair of 1GB SATA HDDs. When I run the Cent installer, it sees the pair as a single array. I am able to partition the array and complete the install, but when I boot into the OS, it sees the drives as 2 separate devices, sda and sdb. I can pull either one of the drives and boot with a single disk, but it doesn't seem to behave as a mirrored pair. If I make changes on sda, they are not replicated to sdb. Also, I can't use the cli or GParted to format the existing space on the array. I get an error either way. I believe this is because Cent doesn't have a driver for the RAID controller, but I don't see why it would work in the installer, but not the installed OS.
My next approach was to start over and attempt to run "linux dd" at the start of the installation. I tried to find the driver for the controller on the IBM site so I could load it when prompted, but couldn't find a newer version than RHEL 4 Update 3 (I'm assuming this would coordinate with CentOS 4.3). I tried it anyway, but when I select the floppy during the setup, it tells me it's not for this version of CentOS. I read several times that there are .img files that might help me in the 'Images' directory of disk one, but I only see diskboot.img, minstg2.img, and stage2.img. I don't think any of these are what I'm looking for. I thought there was supposed to be a drvblock.img or driverdisk.img.
I bought a used server and it's in great working condition, but I've got a 2-part problem with the onboard raid controller. I don't have or use RAID and want to figure out how to stop or work around the onboard SATA raid controller. First some motherboard specs.: Arima HDAMA 40-CMO120-A800 [URL]... The 4-port integrated Serial ATA Integrated SiliconImage Sil3114 raid controller is the problem.
Problem 1: When I plug in my SATA server hard drive loaded with Slackware 12.2 and linux kernel 188.8.131.52, the onboard raid controller recognizes the one drive and allows the OS to boot. Slackware gets stuck looking for a raid array and stops at this point -........
I'm not all that familiar with what it is that the expensive SATA cards do, other than providing on-board cache and many ports, but all things considered what can't a CPU and lot's-o-RAM do that an expensive SATA card can?This assumes, of course, that you weren't planning on using the CPU to run other applications (i.e. a SAN type setup).
I've recently started having an issue with an mdadm RAID 6 array that been operational for about 2500 hours.
Intermittently during write operations the array stalls, dropping to almost 0 write speed for 10-30 seconds. When this occur one or both of the 2 drives attached to a 2 port Silicon Image si3132 SATA-II controller "locks up" with its activity light locked on. This just started occurring within the last week and didn't seem to coincide with any update that i noticed. The array has just recently passed 12.5% full. The size of the write does not seem to make any difference and it seems completely random. Some times copying a 5 GB dataset results in no slow down other times a torrent downloading to the array at 50kb/sec does cause a slow down and vise versa.
The array consists of 8 WD 1.5TB drives, 6 attached to the ICH9R south bridge, and 2 attached to a si3132 based PCI express card. The array is formatted as a single ext4 partition.
Checking SMART data for all drives shows no errors. Testing read speed with hdparm reports what i would expect (100mb/sec for each drive, ~425mb/sec for the array).
The only thing i did notice is that udma6 is enabled for all the ICH9R drives while only udma5 is enabled for the si3132 drives. Write cache is enabled for all the disks. Attempting to set the si3132 drive to udma6 results in an IO error from hdparm.
The si3132 drive is using the sata_sil24 driver. Nothing of interest appears in the kern or syslog. During this time top shows very high wait time.
The s13132 controller appears to have the original firmware from 2006 loaded, there are some firmware updates available on the Silicon Image website for this controller that now appear to offer separate firmwares for RAID operation (some sort of hybrid controller/software thing the controller supports) and a separate firmware for standard IDE use.
Has anyone had similar issues with this controller? Is a firmware update a reasonable course of action? If so which firmware is best supported by the linux driver?
I know i'm not using its raid features but i've dealt with controllers that needed to be in raid mode for ahci to be active and for linux to work well with them. I'm bit ify at the idea of just trying it and finding out as it could knock 2 disks of my array out of action.