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Saturday, February 9th, 2002

Time Event
7:51p
RH 7.2 & 3Ware Escalade
Hardware:
VA Linux 2230 (Dual P-III 500, onboard Intel eepro, etc)
3Ware Escalade 7410
IBM Deskstar 40G (qty. 2, RAID 1)

Software:
RedHat Linux 7.2

I'm trying to install a new system, but seem to be having issues getting RH to recognize the hardware RAID array. 3Ware only seems to ship drivers supporting RH 7.0 and 7.1, yet RH's hardware compatability list shows the Escalade series as being supported by 7.2. Unfortunately, I can only find extremely sparse documentation on the web.

RH has an errata for anaconda to correct an issue where some 3Ware cards are not initialized, but this seems to have no effect. Installation halts at partitioning phase and insists there are no valid devices upon which to install.

Has anyone had any success in installing RH to boot from a 3Ware RAID array?


Update: The 'noprobe' argument was apparently what I was missing. After adding that to the boot string, it detected the 3Ware and installed flawlessly. RH may want to update their errata to include that little tidbit, since it neglects to mention it.

Current Mood: aggravated

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