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SubjectRe: Mylex AcceleRAID 352 Ultra160 Hardware RAID Card - Root RAID installation?
"Dan Browning" <>:
> I'm trying to install Redhat 6.2 on a dual zeon 550 with 1gb ecc with a
> Mylex AcceleRAID 352 Ultra160 Hardware RAID Card. In expert mode, the
> DAC960 driver that redhat ships with doesn't work with this new model. Only
> the 2.2.8 driver from Dandelion Digital's DAC960 page will work
> (
> But the driver only comes in source format (.c and .h, with a patch). And I
> can't recompile a kernel to include it until I install the machine. The
> driver disks from RedHat don't include an updated DAC960 driver. Dandelion
> doesn't have any drivers either.
> How do I make my own RedHat 6.2 driver disk with the 2.2.8 DAC960 included?
> Or, how do I make a new rh62 boot disk that has an updated kernel with 2.2.8
> dac960 compiled in?
> I've also tried RH6.9 to no avail.
> Thanks for any help,

This may not help a lot, since I use Slackware for most of my systems -

I would create the kernel on a different system that is already running
(IDE based desktop for instance). Then create a LILO boot floppy. This
should allow you to boot the new kernel, but mount the root partition from
the CD in the same manner as the initial CD boot does from the RedHat

This gives you a boot kernel that could be copied to the root file system
for subsequent boots, and could be used for a recovery floppy.

After completing the installation (except for reboot) replace the kernel
on the root file system with the one from the boot floppy. Reinstall the
boot (lilo) and the system should be ready for the first disk based boot.

Jesse I Pollard, II

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