Re: PDC20378 - Help :(

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I just found a current patch for libata that looks like it might solve
the problem ... I'll let you know

On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 10:32 -0500, tlc wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 10:20 -0500, Phillip Susi wrote:
> > So where do you think your hardware raid is?  I don't see one there. 
> > You showed two drives, one that is partitioned using LVM, and one that 
> > you said is an external USB drive which has one large partition on it.
> > 
> > If you had setup a hardware raid in your bios, then sda and sdb should 
> > be the two drives in the raid, and dmraid would create a /dev/mapper 
> > device to glue the two together, but you don't appear to have two disks 
> > to have in a raid.
> > 
> The on board PDC20378 is not a true hardware RAID. But, yeah this is the
> problem. There is no device created. The controller is supported and has
> a driver, and supposedly has had a driver since the 2.4 kernel. The
> system detects the card loads the driver but can not find any devices. I
> am not expecting to find one RAID device created, I know its a software
> RAID controller ( basically ) I don't care, I just want to be able to
> use the controller.
> 
> It looks like the driver is only recognizing the SATA port on the
> controller and not the PATA port. You can use either or. So it sees the
> controller but no attached devices.
> 
> 
> > tlc wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2005-11-15 at 18:18 -0500, James Olson wrote:
> > >> What is the output of # fdisk -l
> > > [root@tlacicero ~]# fdisk -l
> > > 
> > > Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes   <----- my sata boot drive
> > > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders
> > > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> > > 
> > >    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> > > /dev/sda1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
> > > /dev/sda2              14        9726    78019672+  8e  Linux LVM
> > > 
> > > Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes <------ hotplug USB portable
> > > 240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10337 cylinders
> > > Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes
> > > 
> > >    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> > > /dev/sdb1               1       10337    78147688+  83  Linux
> > > 
> > > 
> > >> and # dmsetup ls
> > > VolGroup00-LogVol01     (253, 1)
> > > VolGroup00-LogVol00     (253, 0)
> > > 
> > > 
> > >> and # dmraid -b
> > > /dev/sda:    156250000 total, "3JVC1EKG"
> > > /dev/sdb:    156301488 total, ""
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Thanks for the responses, I do appreciate it.
> > > 
> > 
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