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RocketRAID 174x Fedora Linux Installation Guide
RocketRAID 174x SATA Controller
Fedora Linux
Installation Guide
Version 1.0
Copyright © 2008 HighPoint Technologies, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Last updated on October 19, 2009
RocketRAID 174x Fedora Linux Installation Guide
Table of Contents
1 Overview .......................................................................................................................................1
2 Installing Fedora Linux on RR174x controller .........................................................................1
Step 1 Prepare Your Hardware for Installation..........................................................................1
Step 2 Check System BIOS Settings.........................................................................................1
Step 3 Prepare the Driver Diskette............................................................................................1
Step 4 Install Fedora Linux .......................................................................................................2
Step 4.a Install driver from USB diskette for Fedora 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...........................................2
Step 4.b Install driver from (USB) floppy diskette. ..................................................................6
3 Installing RR174x driver on an Existing System.....................................................................18
Step 1 Obtain and install the Driver Module...........................................................................18
Step 2 Configure System to Mount Volumes when Startup ....................................................18
4 Monitoring the Driver ...............................................................................................................18
5 Updating the Driver ...................................................................................................................19
6 Installing RAID Management Software...................................................................................19
7 Rebuilding Driver Module for System Update ........................................................................19
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1 Overview
The purpose of this document is to provide clear instructions on how to install and use
RocketRAID Controller on Fedora Linux system.
2 Installing Fedora Linux on RR174x controller
If you would like to install Fedora Linux onto drives attached to RR174x controller, please
perform the following operations:
Step 1 Prepare Your Hardware for Installation
After you attach your hard disks to RR174x controller, you can use RR174x BIOS Setting
Utility to configure your hard disks as RAID arrays, or just use them as single disks.
Before installation, you must remove all the disk drives, which are not physically attached
to RR174x controller, from your system.
Note
If you have other SCSI adapters installed, you must make sure the RR174x controller
BIOS will be loaded firstly. If not, try to move it to another PCI slot. Otherwise you may
be unable to boot up your system.
Step 2 Check System BIOS Settings
In your system BIOS SETUP menu, change Boot Sequence in such a way that the system
will first boot from floppy or CDROM, and then from SCSI. Refer to your BIOS manual to
see how to set boot sequence.
If your BIOS settings do not support such a boot sequence, you can first set it to boot from
floppy or CDROM. After you finish installation, set SCSI as the first boot device to boot
up the system.
Step 3 Prepare the Driver Diskette
In the following document, the floppy diskette stands for the floppy diskette which is
inserted into the on-board floppy controller, the USB floppy diskette stands for the floppy
diskette inserted into the USB floppy controller, the USB diskette stands for USB flash
disk and USB harddisk, the USB storage stands for USB diskette and USB floppy
controller.
Put the diver files on a (USB) floppy diskette.
Windows:
Create a MS-DOS filesystem and extract the archive file to the (USB) floppy diskette.
Linux:
# mkdosfs /dev/fd0
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# mkdir -p /mnt/floppy
# mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
# tar xzvf rr174x-fedora-9.tar.gz -C /mnt/floppy
# umount /mnt/floppy
Note
If the floppy diskette is inserted into an USB floppy controller and the device name in the
linux system is sda, then replace fd0 in the upper command with sda: (e.g.)
# mkdosfs /dev/sda
The driver also could be put on a USB diskette, and the driver disk can be created as the
floppy diskette. For example: use the first partition of the USB diskette sdb, then replace
fd0 in the upper command with sdb1:
# mkdosfs /dev/sdb1
Fedora Core 5 does not support install driver from USB diskette. You should extract driver
to a floppy diskette to install Fedora Core 5.
Note
When the command line comes with "updates", eg you type "updates" before installation,
then the driver disk should be ext2 filesystem or when the installation continues to after
load the " Update Disk Source ", it will complain of failing to load the update medium.
So the driver disk for Fedora Core 5 should be formatted as ext2 filesystem.
# mke2fs /dev/fd0
Step 4 Install Fedora Linux
Insert the driver floppy diskette in the floppy drive or insert the USB diskette in to the
USB port.
Step 4.a Install driver from USB diskette for Fedora 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
1)
2)
Start installing Fedora Linux by booting from the installation DVD.
On the startup welcome screen.
For Fedora 8, 9, 10 and 11, press "Tab", then a prompted label "> vmlinuz
initrd=initrd.img" will appear at the middle of the screen. Type in "
sata_mv.noprobe=1"(without quotation mark) and press Enter to start installation,
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3)
and for Fedora 6, 7 just press Enter to start installation.
When the installation switches to the graphical installation, press “Ctrl+ALT+F2” to
switch the shell on console 2 before select "Next".
Type the following commands to load the rr174x driver:
# mkdir /dd
# mount /dev/sda1 /dd
# cp -r /dd /tmp/hptdd
# umount /dd
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# sh /tmp/hptdd/fedora-install-step1.sh
4)
Press “ALT+F6” to switch back to installation screen and select “Next” to continue
installation.
Continue the installation as usual. When it comes to partitioning the disk:
Make sure the "Review and modify partitioning layout" is selected. And when the
installation continues to the boot loader settings, select "Configure advanced boot
loader options":
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in the "Next" window, select the "Change Driver Order" and in the popup window,
select the disk on the RR174x and click the upper arrow to make it the first one, select
"OK" and make sure the "Install Boot Loader records" is installed to the disk on the
RR174x: (As the sample graph shows: the disk on the RR174x is /dev/sdb and the
Boot loader recorder will install to /dev/sdb):
5)
Refer to Fedora Linux installation guide to continue the installation and when
installation finishes and prompts you to reboot the system:
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press “CRL+ALT+F2” to switch console 2 and type the following commands:
# cp -r /tmp/hptdd /mnt/sysimage/tmp/hptdd
# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# sh /tmp/hptdd/fedora-install-step2.sh
# rm -rf /tmp/hptdd
# exit
Then switch back to console 6 and finish the installation.
Step 4.b Install driver from (USB) floppy diskette.
Installation steps for Fedora 9, 10, 11
1)
2)
Start installing Fedora Linux by booting from the installation DVD.
On "Welcome to Fedora 9" installation screen, press "Tab", then a prompted label ">
vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img" will appear at the middle of the screen. Type in "
sata_mv.noprobe=1"(without quotation mark) and press Enter to start installation,
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3)
When the installation switches to the graphical installation, press “Ctrl+ALT+F2” to
switch the shell on console 2 before select "Next".
Insert the driver diskette into floppy drive and type the following commands:
# mkdir /dd
# mount /dev/fd0 /dd
# cp -r /dd /tmp/hptdd
# umount /dd
# sh /tmp/hptdd/fedora-install-step1.sh
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4)
5)
Unplug all USB storages from USB port. Press “ALT+F6” to switch back to
installation screen and select “Next” to continue installation.
Continue the installation as usual. You can refer to Fedora Linux installation guide.
Make sure you have finished the next step before system reboot.
When installation finishes and prompts you to reboot the system,
press “CRL+ALT+F2” to switch console 2 and type the following commands:
# cp -r /tmp/hptdd /mnt/sysimage/tmp/hptdd
# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# sh /tmp/hptdd/fedora-install-step2.sh
# rm -rf /tmp/hptdd
# exit
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Then switch back to console 6 and finish the installation.
Installation steps for Fedora 8
1) Start installing Fedora Linux by booting from the installation DVD.
If the drive is on a flppy diskette, follow step 2 and 3:
2) On “Welcome to Fedora 8!” installation screen, press “Tab”, then a prompted label
"> vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img" will appear at the middle of the screen. Type in " dd"
(without quotation mark) and then press Enter.
3)
When prompted “Do you have a driver disk?” Select “Yes”.
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When prompted “Insert your driver disk into /dev/fd0 and press OK to continue”,
insert the driver diskette in the floppy drive and then select "OK".
The system will load RR174x driver automatically. When prompted “Do you wish to
load any more driver disks?” Select “No” to continue installation.
4)
Continue the installation as usual. You can refer to Fedora Linux installation guide.
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5)
When installation finishes and prompts you to reboot the system,
press “CRL+ALT+F2” to the shell and complete following actions:
if the driver is on a floppy diskette, type following:
# mkdir -p /mnt/sysimage/tmp/hptdd /tmp/hptdd
# mount /dev/fd0 /tmp/hptdd
# cp -r /tmp/hptdd /mnt/sysimage/tmp
# umount /tmp/hptdd
# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# sh /tmp/hptdd/fedora-install-step2.sh
# rm -rf /tmp/hptdd
# exit
Then switch back to console 6 and finish the installation.
Installation steps for Fedora 7
1)
2)
Start installing Fedora Linux by booting from the installation DVD.
On “Welcome to Fedora!” installation screen, press “Tab”, then a prompted label ">
vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img" will appear at the middle of the screen. Type in " dd"
(without quotation mark) and then press Enter.
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3)
When prompted “Do you have a driver disk?” Select “Yes”.
When prompted "Driver Disk Source", select "fd0" or "sda" and "OK" .
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When prompted “Insert your driver disk and press OK to continue”, select "OK".
4)
The system will load RR174x driver automatically. When prompted “Do you wish to
load any more driver disks?” Select “No”.
5)
Continue the installation as usual. You can refer to Fedora Linux installation guide.
Installation steps for Fedora Core 6
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1)
2)
Start installing Fedora Linux by booting from the installation CD.
On the installation startup screen, a prompted label "boot:" will appear at the bottom
of the screen. Type in "linux dd" (without quotation mark) and then press Enter.
3)
When prompted “Do you have a driver disk?”. Select “Yes”.
When prompted "Driver Disk Source", select "fd0" or "sda" and "OK" .
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When prompted “Insert your driver disk and press OK to continue”, select "OK".
4)
The system will load RR174x driver automatically. When prompted “Do you wish to
load any more driver disks?” Select “No”.
5)
Continue the installation as usual. You can refer to Fedora Linux installation guide.
Installation steps for Fedora Core 5
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1)
2)
Start installing Fedora Linux by booting from the installation CD.
On the installation startup screen, a prompted label "boot:" will appear at the bottom
of the screen. Type in "linux dd updates" (without quotation mark) and then press
Enter.
3)
When prompted “Do you have a driver disk?”. Select “Yes”.
When prompted "Driver Disk Source", select "fd0" or "sda" and "OK" .
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When prompted “Insert your driver disk and press OK to continue”, select "OK".
4)
The system will load RR174x driver automatically. When prompted “Do you wish to
load any more driver disks?” Select “No”.
5)
After some steps, the instation prompts "Update Disk Source", do the following step
just like loads the driver from the driver disk.
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6)
After the update disk loaded, continue the installation as usual. You can refer to
Fedora Linux installation guide.
3 Installing RR174x driver on an Existing System
Note
If you use a SCSI adapter to boot your system, you must make sure the RR174x controller
BIOS will be loaded after that adapter’s BIOS. If not, try to move it to another PCI slot.
Otherwise you may be unable to boot up your system.
Step 1 Obtain and install the Driver Module
Extract the driver archive to a temporary directory and execute the install.sh to install the
driver to the system. For example:
# mkdir /tmp/dd
# tar xzvf rr174x-fedora-9.tar.gz -C /tmp/dd
# cd /tmp/dd
# sh install.sh
If the driver of previous version has been in the initrd image, the installer will update the
initrd image or it will make the driver automatically loaded while system up.
Step 2 Configure System to Mount Volumes when Startup
Now you can inform the system to automatically mount the array by modifying the file
/etc/fstab. E.g. you can add the following line to tell the system to mount /dev/sda1 to
location /mnt/raid after startup:
/dev/sda1
/mnt/raid
ext3
defaults
00
4 Monitoring the Driver
Once the driver is running, you can monitor it through the Linux proc file system support.
There is a special file under /proc/scsi/rr174x/.
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Note
The file name is the SCSI host number allocated by OS. If you have no other SCSI cards
installed, it will be 0. In the following sections, we will use x to represent this number.
Using the following command to show driver status:
# cat /proc/scsi/rr174x/x
This command will show the driver version number, physical device list and logical device
list.
5 Updating the Driver
Update the driver is the same as installing driver on an Existing System, so refer to section
3 Installing RR174x driver on an Existing System.
6 Installing RAID Management Software
HighPoint RAID Management Software is used to configure and keep track of your hard
disks and RAID arrays attached to RR174x controller. Installation of the management
software is optional but recommended.
Please refer to HighPoint RAID Management Software documents about more
information.
7 Rebuilding Driver Module for System Update
When the system updates the kernel packages, the driver module rr174x.ko should be built
and installed manually before reboot.
To build the driver module, the RR174x open source package and the following building
packages are needed: gcc, kernel-devel. The open source package can be got from
HighPoint website: http://www.highpoint-tech.com while the building tools can be
installed from the Fedora project website: http://fedoraproject.org
Note: the package version of kernel-devel should be the same to the version of updated
kernel package.
Refer to the REAME file distributed with HighPoint RR174x open source package on how
to build and install the driver module.
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