Lindy 51131 on RHEL6/CentOS6

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jbarrera
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by jbarrera » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:07 pm
Hello,

We are trying to install Lindy 51131 on CentOS6. After creating RAID5 volume by BIOS, CentOS installer can't see it. How can I install CentOS with this card?.

I have found drivers for Sil3124 only for RHEL4. If we try to load manually these drivers (with insmod) it fails due a wrong format.

By other hand, I heard RAID5 created by this card is a software RAID. Not hardware RAID. Is it true?.

thanks in advance

Jorge de la Barrera

 

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by LINDY Shippers » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:23 pm
Hi,

normally support for Sil3124 is built in to the kernel. Which kernel version are you using?

We have no tested this with newer linux distributions.

Chris

 

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by jbarrera » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:19 am
Hello,

Kernel version is 2.6.32-431.3.1.el6.centos.plus.x86_64. Exactly happens: Using card BIOS we could create a virtual disk (RAID5) but CentOS install wizard (when creating partitions schema) can't recognize this volume (RAID virtual disk). Instead of that, it see all Raid disk separately (in our case three). This is the reason we though we need a driver specific fot this card. If not, whay we should do to enable CentOS install wizard to recognize this volume (three disk on RAID5)?

Thanks in advance

Regards

Jorge

 

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by LINDY Shippers » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:20 am
Is it possible to try another distribution to check its not an error/bug in CentOS?

The support is now built in the kernel and has been for a long time. No separate linux driver has been released by Silicone image since 2006.

All these type of cards are technically software RAID, as all the processing is still done on the main CPU. A true hardware RAID card will cost a lot of money as these have a basic CPU and RAM etc.

 

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by jbarrera » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:35 am
Ok. Thank you. Probably we try to replace it by a hardware Raid card. If not I'll try to use Ubuntu. In that case I'll let you know.

Thanks for your help.
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