[ILUG] SCSI driver install on RedHat AS 2.1
paul.g.casey at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 11:52:27 IST 2005
On 8/16/05, Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> On Tue 16 Aug 2005 16:21, Paul Casey wrote:
> > I'm new to this list and newish to Linux so I hope someone can shed a
> > bit of light on thsi problem I have at the moment. We've got a linux
> > box running AS 2.1 here and we need to install an application on it.
> > The kernel version of the AS box is 2.4.9-e.3smp. This app requires
> > kernel 2.4.9-e.25smp (long story that's tied into a customised setup).
> > I've installed the kernel along with its sourcecode becasue the
> > server has an HP SmartArray 6i controller built in and I want to
> > install the driver for that and set it up in the initrd.
> > The problem I have is that I've not had much luck (after much reading)
> > with getting the new kernel version installed and using the correct
> > SmartArray module. I tried just compiling the kernel with the
> > supplied SmartArray 5xxxx support turned on as a module and the
> > startup just resulted in a kernel panic. All my install work so far
> > has been on IDE based machines so I'm wondering what needs to be
> > diffferent this time.
> I don't know anything about official Redhat distributions.
> But why not compile the SCSI driver in the kernel,
> rather than as a module?
Because the driver needs to be loaded on it initrd . The issue isn't
really how the driver is loaded, basically my issue is that I have no
source code with the default kernel on AS 2.1 and I want to compile
kernel .25. I've tried all kinds of approaches at this point so
really what I'm wondering is if there is someone out there who has
done this before and can offer some kind of solution or steps to take.
the driver in question is cciss.o.
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