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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:52 pm    Post subject: GigaRaid/ITE Raid How-To Reply with quote

In this thread, I've noticed there's been a lot of confusion on how to install Gentoo on an ITE 8212F Raid. The information seems scattered all across the place. So I'm going to collect here the information for everyone who has an ITE raid chipset. (My mobo is a Gigabyte K8N-Pro with an AMD64 3000+ CPU)

Kernels that work (has the iteraid patch applied)
+ love-sources

Platforms that wor
+ x86 (32 bit)
+ x86_64 (norguhtar)

LiveCD that work
+ can someone verify if love-sources livecd - reiserfs4 works???

Easiest procedures to install
1. Install Gentoo on seperate HD (not in array) via a normal ATA IDE interface (e.g. /dev/hda)

2. During installation, grab the kernel and make sure it works with the iteraid controller.

2a. Either use the iteraid patch (can someone host this for me?)
2b. Or use love-sources

3. Reboot into ATA IDE HD

4. Install Gentoo on raid array - should now be /dev/sda or something

Notes
Currently I don't have all the answers, so please bear with me as I add them on the first post. Please add posts here to add to the pool of knowledge about iteraid.

Okay, this is what I have off the top of my head. Please post your experiences and tips and tricks (and love-sources people, if you can tell me if there's a LiveCD with this patched in... please help!)

So far, I am able to get into Step 4. But when I do a

Code:
mke2fs -j /dev/sda3


It freezes in the middle of formatting the drive.

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How to port x86 linux drivers to AMD64 platform

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Platforms that work:
+ x86_64

I'm fixed & tested drivers on my GA-K8VNXP
raid1 mode (2 WD HDD, one HDD - one channel).

I'm can created path or read this :
http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/DownloadableAssets/Porting_x86_Linux_device_drivers_to_AMD64_Technology.htm
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

still waiting for solid information about the driver working on the x86_64 platform.
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So where can we get the patch from?

Alternatively does anyone know how to install the drivers that you get from http://www.ite.com.tw/productInfo/Download.html ?

I'm assuming you need to copy the files somewhere into the kernel source tree, but there is no docs and so far I haven't been able to figure it out.
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never mind. Found answers to both my questions in this thread:

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=62163&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=75
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 2:08 am    Post subject: Re: GigaRaid/ITE Raid How-To Reply with quote

elfy wrote:
2a. Either use the iteraid patch (can someone host this for me?)
2b. Or use love-sources

Another easy way to do it manually is to hijack one of the other SCSI controller menu entries.

Start by copying iteraid.c and iteraid.h to /usr/src/linux/drivers/scsi/
Then change one of the lines in /usr/src/linux/drivers/scsi/Makefile from this
Code:
obj-$(CONFIG_SCSI_MEGARAID)     += megaraid.o
to this
Code:
obj-$(CONFIG_SCSI_MEGARAID)     += iteraid.o

Now configure your kernel with the SCSI controller you hijacked
Code:
Device Drivers  --->
  SCSI device support  --->
    <*>   SCSI disk support
    SCSI low-level drivers  --->
      <*> AMI MegaRAID support

When the kernel is compiled, you will see iteraid.o in the output instead.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm, the 2.6.14 kernel has the IT 821x driver, glad that it works.
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