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Re: Highpoint Linux

Cornee Karels wrote:

To all Highpoint Linux users :

I hope anybody can help to install Linux on my Highpoint 370A controller.
I'm trying this for over a month and I'm really hopeless. First here are my
system specifications I order to find the cause :

Amd 1200 FSB 266.
Epox 8k7a+ including Highpoint 370A onboard RAID.
512 Hyundai DDR.
2 X 40 GB IBM 40GPX deskstar 7200RPM

Software :

Redhat 7.1
370 drivers from highpoint-tech.com on disk
HPT370 UDMA/ATA100 RAID Controller Redhat Linux Installation Guide.

Connected physically the disks on primary and secondaire controller. In the
Highpoint BIOS I made a RAID 0 stripe array (64). First did an format
(/s/u). Booting RH from cd. did expert text option. Loading 370 drivers from
disk. Selected custom install and specified everyting to install.

This procudure I've tried for over 10 times, first there was an Installation
Error (attachement). Unclear to me.
A couple of times everything seems to be OK. and Installation completed
Followed by the instructions of the Raid Controller Redhat Guide I had to
replace the installed kernel with a new kernel.
Alt F2.

# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# mount /mnt/floppy
# sh /mnt/floppy/370postinstall
# umount /mnt/floppy

This was no problem, so return to the setup screen to press enter to finish
the setup.
Well I waited 15 minutes but there was no autmatically reboot. (maybe this
is correct?).

After a manual reboot, Lilo loaded correcly.
but then this error is given :

Partition check:
VFS : Cannot open root device "801" or 08:01
Please append a correct "root =" boot option
Kernel panic : VFS : Unable to mount root fs on 08:01

Well, I hope somebody would like to tell me how to install linux in combination with the highpoint chipset.

Cornee Karels

Ataraid-list mailing list
Ataraid-list redhat com

you probably use the closed-source Highpoint driver and this mailing list is about the open-source ataraid driver. You probably have to ask the Highpoint support.

Greetings Helge Lenz.

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