OpenSUSE Install :: How Comes Centos Has Drivers For Raid Chip
Feb 3, 2011
I have got a server which has a motherboard with nvidia mediashield raid built in, with Centos installed it picked up the raid 5 array that i had configured as one drive so the os install was straight forward. When i booted the netinstaller of opensuse 11.3 run though the setup, when getting to the partition setup is was picking up the three hdd as seperate drives and not one, so i got to a certain point and aborted the installation and i re run the installer, the raid status said the array was degarded or something which i knew there was nothing wrong with it as i had set it up only about 2 weeks ago and there was one drive missing aswell. So i removed the array and re configured the array and rebooted and the raid status said healthy again as it was before on centos, then i run the opensuse installer again and it went though the process again but completely stop at "Searching for linux partitions" , cursor was working fine , but nothing else was so i had to press reset.
This was my problem, i know kind of what the problem is, but what i want to know is , i thought opensuse is based on rhel same as centos but how comes centos has the drivers for the raid chip i have in my board and opensuse has not.
I forced my workplace to forgo windows and opt for linux for web and mail server. I'm setting up Centos 5.4 on it and I ran into a problem. The server machine is a HP Proliant DL120 G5 (quad core processor, 4GB Ram, two SATA drives, 150GB each attached to the hardware RAID Controller on board). RAID is enabled in the BIOS.I pop in the Centos disk and go through the installation process.
When I get to the stage where I partition my hard drive,it is showing one hard drive, not as traditional sda.but as mapper/ddf1_4035305a86a354a45.I looked around and figured that I need to give Centos the raid drivers. I downloaded it from:
I follow the instructions and download the aarahci-1.4.17015-1.rhel5.i686.dd.gz file and unzipped it using gunzip. Then on another nix system, i do this:
dd if=aarahci-1.4.17015-1.rhel5.i686.dd of=/dev/sdb bs=1440k Note that I am using a usb floppy drive, hence the sdb. After that, during centos setup, i type: linux updates dd
It asks me where the driver is located. I tell it and the installation continues in the graphical mode. But I still get mapper/ddf1_4035305a86.a354a45 as my drive. I tried to continue to install centos on it. It was successfull but when i do a "df -h" it gives me /dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p1 as /boot
/dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p2 as / /dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p3 as /var /dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p4 as /external /dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p5 as /swap /dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p6 as /home
Well i know why it's giving these, because i set it up that way, but i was hoping it would somehow change to the normal /dev/sda, /dev/sdb. That means that the driver i provided did not work. I have another IBM server (5U) with raid scsi drive and it shows the usual /dev/sda. It also has hardware raid. So i know that there is something wrong with the /dev/mapper/ddf1_4035305a86......a354a45p1 format.
First, is there any way that I can put the aarahci-1.4.17015-1.rhel5.i686.dd (floppy image) on a CD?. I really need to set this up with raid. I know i could simply disable raid in bios and then i would get two normal hard drives sda and sdb. But it has to be a raid setup. Any way to slipstream the driver into the centos dvd? The hp link i provided above, under installation instructions, there are some instructions titled "Important". But I couldn't get it to work.
Installing Ubuntu 10.10 desktop.on a Highpoint rocketraid 2642.Installing Ubuntu, it does not find the drive?How do I install the drivers to install and boot after the installation from the raid drives?
I need to add the LSI drivers for the 9750 RAID controller during the install. These drivers are not included in 10.04 (or 10.04.1) and I need to install onto the RAID device I've created. LSI provides the drivers and instructions here - [URL]
Here are my steps, with the drivers on a USB drive - Code: Boot from the installation CD and select Install Ubuntu Server. Press CTRL+ALT+F2 to switch to console 2 while Ubuntu detects the network. # mkdir /mnt2 /3ware # mount /dev/sda1 /mnt2 NOTE: LSI drivers are at /dev/sda1, via USB # cp /mnt2/9750-server.tgz /3ware # cd /3ware ; tar zxvf 9750-server.tgz # umount /mnt2
* Remove the USB flash before insmod command * # insmod /3ware/2.6.32-21-generic/3w-sas.ko
Press CTRL+ALT+F1 to return to the installer. Continue the installation as usual. Do not reboot when the installation is complete. Press CTRL+ALT+F2 to switch to console 2 again.
Trying to install drivers for Highpoint Technology's RR2310 RAID card as a data driveFollowing the simple instructions from HT seems to go well. Typeingsudo sh .install.shreturns:The disk you insert is for linux kernel 2.6Update initrd file /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic for 2.6.28-11-genericPlease reboot the system to use the new driver module.When I reboot things are as before: no array; the individual drives are fdisked as singles with no partition table.When I check uname -r, I see the Ubuntu 9.04 kernel is 2.6.31-19-generic.In /boot there are initrd files 2.6.28... 11, 15, 16, & 17 and 2.6.31... 16, 17, 19 & 22.The card BIOS shows the array is 'NORMAL' and lspci shows it also
after few years being limited with my pc configuration (windows OS) I realized that linux or it's distributions is the best invention in 21 century. And finally I am starting use it. openSUSE 11.4 installaition succesful, I updated it and it looks I don;t have any problems, but I got few questions.
1. How install older version of mozilla firefox internet browser here? I can't install some plugins because it's a firefox beta 12 version, for example. I am quake fan, o I like play quake live, but i can't install quake plugin, because my firefox is beta version.
2. Does I got all drivers instantly installed to my mashine? ATI video drivers, sound drivers ect??
3. Are there any How-To guides which can teach me, how I can improve my desktop? gadgets, 3D desktop ect...?
I have DELL R310 server with PERC 200H controller and RAID 5 configured already.This is my first time I want to install CentOS and seems like a new challenge for me I've read some articles on Wiki and posts on this forum and didn't find any information how to install CentOS on RAID 5.I only noticed that if there is fake or software RAID1 it should be switched off and made by OS configuration.I think PERC 200H is separate controller so RAID 5 is hardware RAID, is there anybody who can confirm ?My problem is that when I try to install CentOS it doesn't see any hard disks ... I looked for drivers on DELL web site and there is driver for Red Hat 6. I tried to install it using linux dd command but it doesn't recognize. Is there anybody else who met such problem ?
I have built-in-motherboard Ethernet with this MArvell 88e8059 chip. During CentOS 5.5 install it didnt find it. then i found some page here on forums which said how to install sk98lin driver, and several people reported it working after that. Their chips were 8056 and others.. So i decided that should probably work in my case too, i installed it, and then i could see it in Network COnfiguration manager.
But during reboot, it cannot obtain IP information, and in Network Config manager it is "Inactive", setting it to Active fails to obtain IP again...
Is it possible that CentOS 5.5 does currently not support Oxford's OXPCIe952-F serial controller chip? We've added one of those PCIe x1 cards to one of our servers since we need additional serial interfaces but it doesn't seem to work. Instead of three serial ports (the server comes with one already, the controller adds two more) we still only have ttyS0:
root/linux2$ zgrep ttyS /var/log/* /var/log/dmesg:serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A /var/log/dmesg:00:08: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
I am attempting to set up an IBM Intellistation Z Pro to optionally boot from many OS versions. One of these is Windows XP. Windows XP is currently installed on a RAID 1 device consisting of a pair of 1 GB WD drives. These are SATA drives. The HBA I'm using is a SYBA SATA II card that uses Silicon Image's SIL3124-2 chip. The card has a BIOS and I've set up two 60 GB mirrors for Windows. I boot XP fine from this setup and things run good.
I've downloaded the CentOS 5.2 images and am able to start the installation process. I'm baffled on where to install the OS software on the RAID device. The installation process shows the two 1GB drives as separate drives and there is no acknowledgment of the 60 GB partition I've already created on them for Windows XP. I expected to see only the one logical RAID device and 60 GB of it in use for a NTFS partition. Reluctant to proceed further, I bailed on the install and am asking for advice on how to proceed.
The big question is
1) How can I install CentOS 5.2 on the RAID drive to coexist with a Windows XP installation? My desire is to boot either from this drive.
other questions related to this are:
2) Why does the CentOS partitioning software used for the install not display the logical RAID drive set up through BIOS (I'm assuming that this means it was set up apart from any Windows drivers etc.)? Only the two physical drives are displayed and there is no mention of any partitions in use.
I am trying to setup a H/W RAID-1 matrix but I am unsuccessful. I am trying to get partitions installed as /dev/md0, /dev/md1 but it keeps going for /dev/mapper/isw...The reason is that I have R1Soft backup and it needs to hook the partitions as seen in /proc/partitions from /dev not /dev/mapper/isw. I have tried to boot the installation with various options but nothing!
Is it possible to do this? I'm just thinking maybe I can run KDE without using the GPU so that I can use the GPU for computation (CUDA). The system I'm thinking of using is a laptop with Nvidia GTX260M video card. I've seen people talk about frame buffer, but I don't quite understand it because it seems that some people are talking about using frame buffer even when they have a video card on their system.
I am trying to connect a RAID Box to the server via LSI 8880EM2 RAID controller.The raid box is FUjitsu Externus DX60 with raid 1 configured.The server is Fujitsu Primergy SX300 S5 with LSI 8880EM2 RAID card.The external raid box is being recognised by the raid controllers bios.
The server runs CentOS 5.5 64bit. I have installed the megaraid_sas driver from LSI website and MegaCLI utility but CentOS still fails to see the box.MegaCLI utility, when launched from CentOS, recognises the raid box, CentOS does not(no mapping being created in /dev).
I have also tried to create a logical RAID0 HDD on one physical HDD(as seen by MegaCLI) with MegaCLI utility in CentOS.The result was success and the new logical drive could have been used, but when restarting the server, the controllers' bios fails with an error (not surprised(one logical RAID0 on one physical HDD)) and configuration is being erased.
Has anyone tried connecting 8880EM2 controller to a raid box with raid configured on the box, running it all under CentOS and what were the results.
Currently I am attempting to install Centos 5.2 64bit onto a Supermicro X7DCL-3 motherboard based machine. The Raid recognizes the HDD that's been installed into it, however, the drivers for the raid are not included in the install. After contacting Supermicro I've been supplied with a driver package that should fix the problem.[URL]However, I am still having trouble using the package in order to find the HDD (The only HDD in the machine) that is on the raid.I think I'm doing something that's should be fairly simple, but am screwing it up pretty bad.
I had a fedora 11 on a IDE HDD and a raid 5 with 4 SATA HDD with a rocketraid card 1640 After a crash of my HDD, i try too install a centos 5 on a new HDD and the problem is to install a raid 5 without loosing my datas who are on the raid.
11.3 installation appears to be completely unusable for mission critical workit's running/freezing on a Toshiba a300 laptop, intel 965gm gfx, using the drivers that where installed by 11.3whenever the unstoppable screen/monitor saver kicks in, it freezes the machine irrecoverably.same as: 11.3 kde constant lock upsthe unstoppable screen/monitor saver has been a pain in the neck in 11.2 too, is it possible to COMPLETELY REMOVE any code that will make the gfx go on standby? what a pain when you are watching a movie! disabling everything obvious never worked! wtf?
I am trying to install Centos onto a Poweredge 2650, with Dell Poweredge Expandable Raid Controller. I have 5 SCSI disks installed, and have created and initialised 2 logical volumes via the SCSI controller setup utility (Ctrl M after boot). After reboot the system reports two logical volumes present.
The Centos installer cannot find any disks when it gets to the disk partitioning/setup step. It reports no disks present. Do I need a specific driver for this controller?
I cannot install 11.3 on a machine with an intel raid controller I have tried with raid 1 using the card and then setting the disks to individual raid 0 and letting suse raid them. With the card doing it the machines crashes as soon as it tries to boot the first time, with suse doing the raid I just get 'GRUB' on the screen It seems a lot of people are having similar problems, does any one have any pointers. 11.2 installs fine. I would try and do a bug report but every time I go to the page it's in Czech
I am going to be using CentOs 5.4 for a home storage server. It will be RAID6 on 6 x 1TB drives. I plan on using an external enclosure which is connected via two SFF-8088 cables (4 drives a piece). I am looking to try and find a non-RAID HBA which would support this external enclosure and allow to use standard linux software raid.
If this is not an option, I'd consider using a hardware based raid card, but they are very expensive. The Adaptec 5085 is one option but is almost $800. If that is what I need for this thing to be solid then that is fine, I will spend the money but I am thinking that software raid may be the way to go.
Has anyone tried to install Karmic on a laptop that has HP's new Linux on a chip OS installed? I think it's a scaled down Splashtop desktop and at least a portion of the OS is hardware based. I sure wonder what would happen if/when I try to install grub and Ubuntu.
installing the PCI wireless card drivers in CentOS linux. I have "Sabrent PCI-G802 PCI Wireless Card - 54Mbps, 802.11g". I tried looking in google and tried multiple ways to install the driver but failed , I have followed the instructions given in the link i.e. performed the following steps .....
1.# tar xvzf package.tar.gz (or tar xvjf package.tar.bz2) 2.# cd package 3.# ./configure 4.# make 5.# make install
I have the original cd (this cd has linux drivers also) which came with the PCI card but its not a plug and play cd like the MS windows, the cd drive is not reading the disk (But i can open it in windows 7). I copied the installation files from the cd to usb drive on my windows 7 PC and copied them on to the CentOS /home/user directory and performed the above mentioned steps. I was successful in getting till the second step. when i did the step 3 the system is asking some thing about
I have onboard Atheros Communications L2 100 Mbit Ethernet Adapter, and I am not able to install the drivers of it. Following is the output of command lspci -v 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications L2 100 Mbit Ethernet Adapter (rev a0)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device 2048 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10 Memory at feac0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K] Expansion ROM at feaa0000 [disabled] [size=128K] Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
I am trying to install nVidia drivers on CentOS 5.4 and it is requiring kernel-source # lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G98 [GeForce 8400 GS] (rev a1)
For the installation of kernel source, I have followed the steps on [URL]. I followed the steps under 2.1 and they worked for me. Now what can be done for the installation of the kernel-source package. When I am trying to install nVidia drivers, I am getting error, following are lines from installation log of Driver.
-> Tagging shared libraries with chcon -t textrel_shlib_t. -> License accepted. -> Installing NVIDIA driver version 185.18.31. -> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from the NVIDIA ftp site [URL]? (Answer: Yes) -> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site; this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for your kernel. -> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc". -> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel. Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' RPM installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at [URL]. I want to install driver.
The nVidia Driver I am installing is: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.31-pkg1.run # uname -a Linux harvey 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5PAE #1 SMP Thu May 13 13:48:44 EDT 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux Only reason to install the proper driver is to use dual monitor.