Easier way to install on 3ware 9550 card?

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at prime.gushi.org
Sat Jan 13 09:42:26 PST 2007

On Sat, 13 Jan 2007, Erik Trulsson wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 12:01:48PM -0500, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
>> yOn Wed, 10 Jan 2007, Erik Trulsson wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 05:24:26AM -0500, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, John Nielsen wrote:
>>>> Apologies for top-posting.
>>>> I've made some progress with this, but as I suspected, I'm screwed on
>>>> "namespace collision".  I.e. I am unable to load a version of twa.ko that
>>>> supports my 3ware card because a previous version of twa.ko that does not
>>>> support it is already in the generic kernel.  Changing the name of the
>>>> loadable doesn't help, either.
>>>> It looks like I might have to make my own release, and my own ISO, using
>>>> the driver source from the 3ware site.
>>>> Does anyone have an easier way of doing this?
>>> Might some of the following information from 3ware be of help?
>>> http://www.3ware.com/KB/article.aspx?id=15003
>> This details exactly what I need to do.  However, the drivers that SHOULD
>> be attached to the article are NOT.
> No, they were not. The people at 3ware seem to have noticed that mistake
> however and now the attachments seem to actually be attached to that
> article.


I also need to state for the record that their support people are 
incredibly knowledgeable and responsive.

I'm up and running now (thought I wasn't for a bit because the card takes 
a few MINUTES to probe during boot).

What is the likelyness (read that as: who would I have to ask) of getting 
the driver source added to 6.2-R, or to CURRENT?  While this has been an 
overall good experience for me, it would be decidedly nice if I could have 
just booted from the CD and run with it.



"No mowore webooting!!!"

-Paul, 10-16-99, 10 PM

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