On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 04:23:52PM +0100, Adrian Flynn wrote:
> I need to use the new features of the packages included in the SuSE 8.0
> distribution (Samba / Postfix / Amavis etc), but I also use a Promise
> Fasttrak TX2000 IDE RAID Card. The driver for this card is in a binary only
> format, and only available for SuSE up to 7.3.
>> I have the disks for SuSE 7.2 (kernel 2.4.4) so I have built my new machine
> using the kernel from 7.2, and the applications etc from 8.0 by installing
> 8.0, manually renaming the kernel files (/boot and /etc/modules.conf),
> installing the 7.2 kernel package (k_deflt) and modifying lilo.conf
> appropriately. So far all is well and all the applications appear to run
> without any problems.
>> The problem is that the machine locks up hard when I try to install the
> fasttrak driver module (ft.o).
>> Can anybody advise a better way of doing this, or am I stuck with using the
> 7.2 distribution for now until Promise release an updated varsion of the
> driver module?
Here's one suggestion - stop using the Promise RAID driver. Looking at the
price of this card it's not a hardware RAID card i.e. it doesn't have its
own processor. So you'll have just the same (if not better) performance by
simply using the Linux MD driver and you'll never have to wait for Promise
again. (I presume this card is supported by the normal Linux IDE driver).
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