|jsz0||nah it won't even post without ram on both CPU's|
|cannonball||BB|AtHome: Which specifci 3Ware card do you have?|
|jsz0||but the BIOS does detect the full 1GB|
I guess I'll just splurge and buy some 1GB modules
|peerce||ok, so you tested with 1 on each cpu ? so that wasn't running in dual channel mode.|
|cannonball||BB|AtHome: And are you using the latest driver from the 3Ware site?|
|peerce||you really want pairs on each CPU for performance.. the ram should be qualified to run on opterons.|
|jsz0||yeah it wasn't in dual channel. The weird thing is the BIOS reports one bank is in dual, one isn't|
even though they're in the right slots... I don't get it
|BB|AtHome||cannonball, well it dosn't show a failure i'm just clutching at sraws. this is whats wrong: http://rafb.net/p/rP0xWP36.html. its a 9550sx card. i used the most recent fedora one as i happend to have that on a floppy.|
but the install cd i have boots fine and loads the 3ware driver
|cannonball||BB|AtHome: Make a new initrd with the mkinitrd command and tell it to load the 3w_9xxx module. (I have a 9650se, sweet, sweet, sweet).|
|BB|AtHome||yeah they are good :)|
just use --with=3w-9xxx.ko?
|peerce||cannonball; shouldn't the installer have done that quite automatically ??!?|
|cannonball||BB|AtHome: In case it's not clear, you want to boot into CentOS with CD1 into rescue mode, have it mount the partitions for you, chroot into it, and then do the mkinitrd with the extra options.|
peerce: if the install was done before the card was installed, no. If the card was already present, then yes, I would have expected it.
|BB|AtHome||cannonball, yeah i am that far. what options should i use (i can't get man in rescue for some reason) -v -f --with=3w-9xxx.ko ?|
|peerce||I think he said he's installed multiple times, with ext3, with lvm, yada yada.|
|cannonball||peerce: However I also know that the 9650 I have is not detected by CentOS 4.4. I suspect the same might be true for the 9550.|
BB|AtHome: Just run 'mkinitrd'. It will tell you the commandline options.
|peerce||cannonball; but I thought he said he used a driver disk at install time ?|
|BB|AtHome||no i didn't use a driver disk|
|cannonball||Oh, I missed that. That's something I've not had to do. I don't use my 3Ware as a boot drive, only as a secondary drive so I just downloaded the correct driver modules and copied it over the original 3w-9xxx.ko.|
|BB|AtHome||it seemed to find it just fine|
cannonball, what os do you download the driver for? i looked and it didn't list cent
|peerce||RHEL 4u4 wasn't listed??!?|
|BB|AtHome||mabey i missed it|
lol redhat WS4 update 2
|cannonball||Here's where I got it: http://www.3ware.com/support/windows_agree.asp?path=/download/Escalade9650SE-Series/188.8.131.52/driver-redhat-ws4-update4-x86_64-184.108.40.206.tgz|
Of course, you have a slightly different version, but it's the same general area.
|peerce||anyways... anyone here involved with the centos mailling list management? I'm trying to get a password reminder from centos-announce, and its never arriving.|
|action||Alystair is trying to justify an upgrade to centos5 but falls flat|
|Alystair||is trying to justify an upgrade to centos5 but falls flat|
it's not broken, so I don't need to fix it ;O
|Biff`||I don't plan on upgrading my existing systems any time soon... but all my new ones will use 5.|
|pdt_||has anybody noticed that kickstart seems to sit for a long time getting an address even after it binds the address|
it looks like it is also trying to get an ipv6 address, i haven't seen this behavior before c5, is there a kernel option to tell it not to do that?
i see the --noipv6 but the kickstart file isnt' retrieved till the os has gotten it's address so taht isn't the ticket
|BB|AtHome||does someone know the stock kernel version with cent 4.4?|