I have a Dell R200 Server, with a mirrorred array. I'm attempting to install a customized linux distribution on it. It does run the regular linux install routine. The version is Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3.0 Quarterly Update 8.
The server has an SAS 6/iR raid controller. Its an LSI Logic / Symbios 1068e-ir, on slot 02.
I've been advised to run the "install dd" command to install the server, and get prompted for the drivers. I have downloaded the drivers from here:
I've got the 2.06.77.00 drivers which appear to the be correct ones? I've extracted them to a CDROM, along with the non extracted version as well as I wasn't sure which should be on there. There are no files with a ".dd" extension.
I run the "install dd" command on the linux distribution and the install begins. I get asked "do you have a driver disk" to which I select YES. Then I'm asked for the disk, and the CDROM doesn't get searched, and I can't continue. Am I missing something here...?
Also, does the "diskette image" for the drivers need to be that...a floppy disk? The download was 50mb. Have I obtained the correct drivers, and hows my procedure for the install looking?
Also, I was under the impression that I could use the LSI MegaRaid drivers that are part of RH3. They are selectable during the install...but I get the "no hardware found" message.
The RAID does get displayed and I see a "virtual disk" of the correct size during system power up.
I'm new to Linux...so go easy on me please!