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RE: [SLUG] Netfinity 5600 and Linux with RAID 5
- To: 'Howard Lowndes' <lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Netfinity 5600 and Linux with RAID 5
- From: George Vieira <georgev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Oct 12 16:07:05 2000
- Cc: "Sydney Linux Users Group in Sydney (E-mail)" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
AAahaaaaa!!!! Got it.. I ran Bleeding Edge 6.2 which has a working raid
support but found that I needed to patch the firmware on this server to 4.30
and download the 4.30 drivers for linux.
I booted the CD and typed `linux dd` and when it found the files it worked
Funny thing though it sees it as a very large /dev/hda (or was it sda) 34GB
drive and not a mda0 like a normal raid would... I think it's because it's
running hardware raid not software.
Just to let you all know the results and how it was fixed..
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From: Howard Lowndes [mailto:lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2000 1:54 PM
To: George Vieira
Cc: Sydney Linux Users Group in Sydney (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Netfinity 5600 and Linux with RAID 5
I think you will find that the stock issue RH kernel uses the old RAID
which was broken. You will need to recomp the kernel with the new RAID.
I forget where it is but have a look for an up to date RAID HOWTO for the
details. I did that and managed to get RAID 1 working so I don't see why
RAID 5 should be any problem.
LANNet Computing Associates <http://www.lannet.com.au>
On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, George Vieira wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been buggering around with this machine for a while and have given
> I'm sure the IBM web site is incorrect and require drivers but here is my
> I booted off the Customer Support CD from IBM and configured the RAID 5
> array with 1 hot swap drive.
> It then says to rebooted and install the NOS so I did.
> I booted off the BE Rh 6.2 CD and installed as normal (doubt this is
> but IBM say to do so), when I get to the Custom select option and I hit
> ENTER it says there's no devices available...
> I guess at the beginning I'm suppose to add the device driver in but there
> are no drivers supplied and the steps they say to do don't work..
> Anybody got any ideas and if it's a driver (which I'm pretty sure it is),
> then how do I add it at the CD boot prompt?
> George Vieira
> Network Administrator
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