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FC 3 & cpq_cciss drivers

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Victor Angelier
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FC 3 & cpq_cciss drivers

He there,

Last weekend we have had a terrible crash on our DL360. 2 disks on raid 0+1 crashed completely. Without a warning we lost most of our data. I think it had something to do with the standard cciss drivers that comes with Fedora Core 3. It was completely up2date wich of course could also be the problem.

Now I was thinking to install the CCISS drivers from the HP site. I tryed the drivers for Redhat AS 2.1 but the installation won't start :). To bad.

Is there anyone with a good suggestion ?
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: FC 3 & cpq_cciss drivers

Shalom,

Can you provide the specific versions of the cciss drivers and where you got them?

You should only use drivers that the hp site says are specifically supported for your OS. Using drivers for other versions of Fedora Core can lead to the results you have received.

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Vipulinux
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Re: FC 3 & cpq_cciss drivers

Hi
If you want to use Redhat 2.1 AS use the latest update.

That will work smoothly

Cheers
Victor Angelier
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Re: FC 3 & cpq_cciss drivers

Hi guys,

Steven, see the version info below:

filename: /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp/kernel/drivers/block/cciss.ko
author: Hewlett-Packard Company
description: Driver for HP Controller SA5xxx SA6xxx version 2.6.6
version: 2.6.6
license: GPL
vermagic: 2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp SMP 686 REGPARM 4KSTACKS gcc-3.4
depends: scsi_mod


Vipul, i tryed the latest version of Redhat 2.1 but i'm running Fedora Core 3. Before completing the installation it does some kind of OS check, and then it stops. Did you installed it successfully on Fedora ?
renarios
Trusted Contributor

Re: FC 3 & cpq_cciss drivers

Hi Victor,

A workaround for a O.S. check can be accomplished by:
su - root
cp /etc/redhat-release /etc/redhat-release.orig
cat > /etc/redhat-release << EOF
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 (Taroon)
EOF

After the installation, change it back by
cat /etc/redhat-release.orig > /etc/redhat-release.

Cheers,

Renarios
Nothing is more successfull as failure
Vipulinux
Respected Contributor

Re: FC 3 & cpq_cciss drivers

Hi Victor

Nope I just faced the issue with RHAS 2.1 cd and then used the latest update cd and it worked fine, can u give it a shot with fedora 4? just a thought

Cheers
Vipul
Victor Angelier
Occasional Visitor

Re: FC 3 & cpq_cciss drivers

He there,

thank you so much for you fast replys!

Renarios, isn't it stupid to do the workaround like Steven sayed in his reply ? I am realy carefull now because we lost a lot of data with the last crash.

Vipul,
yeah I can try, but that will be a lot of work ;)
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: FC 3 & cpq_cciss drivers

Victor,
I suggest you to switch to RH Enterprise Linux distro (or to CentOS - free RHEL clone).
Unlike Fedora, RH Enterprise Linux has a long life cycle (7 years), RH & HP test RHEL on all HP servers&storages - in short, it'll work more stable when Fedora Core.

Rgds,
Vitaly
renarios
Trusted Contributor

Re: FC 3 & cpq_cciss drivers

Hi Victor,

My workaround is principally used for the installation of Oracle 10g on Fedora Core and not for hacking drivers in another operating system/flavour. What I meant was: If you are pretty darned sure the driver will work without risks, this is a possibility.

Cheers,

Renarios
Nothing is more successfull as failure