RAID - RH7.2 - ALPHA
ben at webmedia.com.au
Wed Dec 18 23:46:08 CST 2002
Also, some versions of the DAC960 had the config utility on the BIOS, others will require you to download a DOS utility to do this. Goto to www.mylex.com to get it. I think it is called daccf (I only just used it about 10 hours ago !!). Anyhow, you can use this to check the status of the drives etc. You can also use it to rebuild, initialize, etc.
On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 22:44:14 +1030
Ben Kramer <ben at webmedia.com.au> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> what you should be looking for is a dac960... And a lot of spare time!!
> It is possible to install onto a dac960, but not easy!! If you can install on a non-raid disk, NOT on the dac960, you shouldnt have any problems.
> http://www.dandelion.com/Linux/DAC960.html is the link you want.
> Good news, I just remembered that RH7.2(x86) was straight forward to install on DAC960, how ever you may have a faulty array (first array), which makes it very hard to install on! Trust me, I know from experiance, one disk that wasnt quite sure if it was going to fail or not, usually deciding mid-install to fail!!
> Have fun and good luck!
> On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 22:30:45 -0800
> "Marcfive" <marcfive at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Does anyone have any ideas on how to install raid on an AlphaServer 400?
> > Currently I can boot into the RH7.2 install but it fails at the disk
> > partition/format section.
> > When I run 'show device' from the srm it shows me the following;
> > 2 Member RAID 1 Failed
> > 4 Member RAID 5
> > The controller array is a Mylex 960P and the are 7 9.1GB drives.
> > There are no internal drives only a scsi cdrom.
> > My google'ing has been fairly un helpful but being new to raid i'm not 100%
> > sure on what i'm looking for.
> > Any pointers would greatly appreciated.
> > Cheer,
> > Mark
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