Anyone sucessfully using one of these cards under Linux? It's a
HighPoint RocketRaid 154x/1640 according to its BIOS.
I've got one installed in a machine running Debian. However, any
attempts to use the attached drives (4x250GB SATA) results in a kernel
oops. Sometimes the machine lives through it, and sometimes it doesn't.
I can boot the machine, insmod hpt374.ko (which is the HighPoint
supplied driver) and have the RAID recognised. I've been able to fsck it
aswell, but when I mount the drive (/dev/sda1) and try writing to it, it
inevitably causes the kernel oops again. It's currently got an ext2 fs
I tried what was suggested in the readme.txt that comes with their Linux
drivers (add append=3D"hdX=3Dnoprobe" to lilo.conf, where X is
e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l). When I add _all_ these options, the kernel won't boot
because there are too many arguments, so I limited it to only the drives
that are there (e,g,i,k). I've also built 2.6.9 without any hpt IDE
support, but still with the same issues.
I'll leave out the kernel oops which was logged to kern.log for brevity,
but I have it if anyone wishes to see it.
Chat ya later,
BOFH excuse #1: clock speed
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