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firstname.lastname@example.org on 14.04.2004 18:27:33
To: email@example.com cc: Subject: [suse-autoinstall] Suse 9.0 on Raid mirror - include external driver module
Please help me install Suse 9 on a new Raid system! It is driving me MAD!
I noticed several unsolved issues on this newsforum, about Raid, External modules. Please let some more experienced Linux crack dive into it and solve it, I'm a newbe on Linux.
The Yast2 should ask for the external driver module, but it does not. Hèèlup!
My system is Asus P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard with Promise FasTrak 378 controller. I attached two Maxtor 80 GB SATA disks in Raid mirror configuration. The system has also an Adaptec 2940 SCSi controller, with Plextor CD-Writer and Iomega Zip 100 drive attached. And to the on-board USB 2.0 controller an multimedia card reader is attached. There is an Plextor DVD RW on the EIDE controller.
I partitioned the Raid disks in 3 NTFS and 1 Ext3 partition. On one NTFS partition Windows 2000 is succesfully running. I want to install Suse 9.0 on an ext3 partition.
I downloaded the file 1_ft3xssb19.zip file, containing the FasTrack S150 TX2plus driver for Suse 9.0 from Promise, since the FasTrak 378 OEM controller is the same, according to Promise. I unpacked it and put it on a floppy disk, as the manual says. I put the Suse 9.0 CD #1 in the CD drive, start the PC. The system boots from the CD, while I press the F3 key (as the manual says to do) The Suse Installation screen appears and I Enter on the option "Installation".
@@@>The YASt2 should now ask for the floppy. But it does not!<@@@
It does not matter if I insert the floppy before or afterwards. The diskette is read for a second, when inserted. But the module seems not toe be loaded. I tried again with a diskette where the driver module is in the root - no result either.
Yast2 does not find my Raid disks, whatever I try. (Error) So Yast givess no configuration proposal. I also tried left Alt key instead of F3 key. I also tried "Installation - safe settings" - no result I also installed "Installation" with ACPI = Off in the boot options - no result I also tried, after a no result installation effort, to click the button "cancel installation. A smaller Main menu window appears. I choose option "Start Installation / system" Then I push OK, select Installation, and Ok again, a menu appears: choose source medium. But choices are CD-Rom, Network, Hard disk When I choose Harddisk I can fill in several partitions. Not any of my choices had result: "error could not mount the specified partition" When I choose CD-Rom and have the F3 key pressed the same useless round starts, with one difference: there is a window asking "confirm driver activation" "Yast2 has detected the following device: Promise Technology Inc (Asustek Computer Inc) Driver module to load" and then there is a window with "pdcraid" I can click OK or cancel. Both to no result. On OK I get a similar window about usb storage and then another one about sbp2 protocol. What should I do wih these? Do I have to enter something?
The whole thing drives me raving mad. Please help..
Eveline Bernard 'Denkster'