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Re: PDC20378 - Help :(



On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 16:57 -0500, James Olson wrote:
> If the kernel driver isn't seeing your drives you may want to try compiling a driver yourself for the FastTrak 378 controller.   Promise has partial open source code on their support site for the FastTrak TX4000 which also specifies the 378 in the README.txt file header. "PROMISE FastTrak TX4000/376/378/S150 TX Series Linux Driver README".  If that compiles and works you probably won't need to run dmraid.
> 
This package is available off the asus website as well .. but its for
the 2.4.x series kernel not the 2.6 kernel.

I believe the libata patch will work but I have a problem booting off
the SATA with some kernels and the 2.6.15 seems to be one of them so I
am dealing with that issue first now.

Thanks

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: tlc <tlc artemide us>
> To: "ATARAID (eg, Promise Fasttrak,  Highpoint 370) related discussions" <ataraid-list redhat com>
> Subject: Re: PDC20378 - Help :(
> Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 15:26:57 -0500
> 
> > 
> > On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 12:32 -0500, tlc wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 12:24 -0500, Phillip Susi wrote:
> > > > Aha!  Ok, now this is making sense.  The real problem is that the kernel > is not 
> > > recognizing your two PATA drives at all, therefore, dmraid has no > drives to detect as a raid.
> > >
> > > > This isn't really related to dmraid, so I am not sure if this is the > correct place to 
> > > discuss it, but if I were you, I'd unplug the sata > drive and see if you can get the kernel 
> > > to recognize the pata drives in > some fashion.
> > > > :) correct. the PDC20378 can have either SATA drives or PATA drives. My
> > > SATA drive is on the ICH5 controller not on the fake raid. I was passed to this list from the 
> > > RH list and the fedora list ... is
> > > there a libata list :)
> > >
> > > I am configuring the patched 2.6.15rc1 kernel now, I am hoping the patch
> > > to the libata driver will do it.
> > >
> > > I'll keep everyone posted
> > >
> > well .. the machine does not boot on the new kernel .. but I get the
> > feeling its a good not booting, like its seeing the new hard drives and
> > screwing up the device order ...
> > 
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > > tlc wrote:
> > > > > Ok, let me start over, as I said before I posted my full message to this
> > > > > list before and only posted a brief problem this time.
> > > > > > > Here is a link to the full post ..
> > > > > https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2005-October/msg02838.html
> > > > > notice the misuse of the word to .. it should be two .. sorry
> > > > > > > The PDC20378 is a 'fake' raid , so it does have a bios but it is a
> > > > > software raid. There are 2 PATA IDE drives attached. > > > > I know very well that I can 
> > > not RAID a single drive.
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