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1st February 2007, 01:30 AM
I want to make a driver for fedora 6. I need a raid driver. Adaptech ich7r. I downloaded the shin file from the vendor. it was packed as an rpm. so I installed it. I know it has to be harder then that. I know that it is a fakeraid. I have a windows partition on my raid 1 array. I would perfer to use a driver, then the software raid in the linux kernel. But if I did use the software raid would it destroy my windows partition?
I have a second question. Can I create the driver in a VM? I have fedora 6 also running in Vmware. could I create the driver, then make a floppy img. So I could then load fedora core 6 on my real drive witht the correct driver? Trying to compile my own driver is kicking my ass! Please help!
1st February 2007, 12:25 PM
What u describe seems pointless and its unclear. Im not sure if its even possible.
ICH7 is a chipset part, i dont think it has anything to do with adaptec.
.. an rpm can be a source rpm, if u install it, u just install some sourcecode.
.. in VMware the hardware is virtual, even if u manage to compile something, u cant test it.
driver compilation is not easy, but not really required in most cases.
I suggest u better describe your goal.
If i understand u right u try to get your windows raid running. Yes in windows the fakeraid is managed by the driver, but u cant do the same in linux. Raid 1 is mirroring and that is for data security in your case? .. .if so i strongly suggest to find another solution plan, and post the real problem.
1st February 2007, 03:25 PM
This is my goal... I want to use a driver so fedora 6 reconizes my raid 1. I have a computer running server 2003 on that Raid 1 already. I want to install fedora 6 on that same drive, without destroing the windows install. Using VMware I want to be able to compile the driver, then export it to a disk so when I run the fedora 6 install on my computer that has a raid 1 I can load the driver during the install using linux dd.
The adaptech is built on the motherboard. I belive it uses the ICH7R chipset. I have the option of intel or adaptech.
I hope I have created a better understanding of what I am tring to do.
2nd February 2007, 04:36 PM
yes .. i think i understand u right.
What u try is not possible, and even if it would, it be would be very unstabile.
For linux raid u should use the built in raid support, and for windows u can use only the driver.
If u have raid1 u must have at least 2 disks. Best is if u use 1 for win 1 for lin ... and not as array.
Or if u want to keep your windows array use a 3rd hdd for linux. or 4 disks ...
U cant mix arrays that way u want.
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