3ware 7506-8 disk issues
bill at ethernext.com
Sat Mar 13 00:31:18 PST 2004
I have a system with a 3ware 7506-8 controller and 6 wd 250MB drives in a
raid 5 config (1.2TB storage). The problem I am having is trying to
configure the raid 5 array as a disk. using sysinstall, I get this message
with every fdisk key press:
'a geometry of 152005/255/63 for twed0 is incorrect'
from there it drops me to the fdisk window and using 'a' for the entire
disk, gives me this geometry which is invalid
offset size end
0 63 62
63 2441960262 2441960324
-1853006971 14715 2441975039
first, that seems very wrong, but I leave fdisk anyway. when I go into
disklabel, I get an error stating:
Fatal Error: Partitions are larger than actual chunk?? - PRESS ANY KEY TO
so, I can not create that disk. I am running 4.9 with the latest 3ware
drivers compiled in. 3ware specifies to use 4.8 with their drivers, but I
get the exact same err on 4.8.
I am not as adept to on the cli setting up the disk, but everything I try
fails. I think I could get it working with the right geometry, but I am not
sure how to even get that.
can the twe driver support this config? how can I detect the actual geometry
of the raid5 disk? what steps are needed to setup the disk?
At this point, I am at a loss on this, so any suggestions or help is
Also...I have followed the handbook and any other doc I can research on the
website, google and anywhere else with no avail...
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