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Optional driver update disk for LSI MegaRAID IDE controllers

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(Last modified: 15JUN2004)


solutions Optional driver update disk for LSI MegaRAID IDE controllers SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (72d742342eb3dbad035da40e8a7ad52a)

Applies to

Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: megaide-5.06i-SLES8-SP3.bz2
Release: 20040615
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This driver disk adds support for LSI MegaRAID IDE controllers.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

LSI MegaRAID contoller are not supported with SLES8 (Service Pack 3).
This update provides the current version of the LSI MegaIDE driver as a
driver image for use during installation.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

In order to install this driver you need to perform the following steps:
  1. First, download the disk image (for the URL please see below) and uncompress the file: bunzip2 -c -d megaide-5.06i-SLES8-SP3.bz2 > megaide-5.06i-SLES8-SP3.floppy This creates the file megaide-5.06i-SLES8-SP3.floppy. Copy the file megaide-5.06i-SLES8-SP3.floppy to a floppy disk: dd if=megaide-5.06i-SLES8-SP3.floppy of=/dev/fd0 bs=8k
    • Then you need to boot from the Service Pack 3 CD, just make sure the driver disk is also in the drive; the installer will pick up the driver automatically. When the dialog box confirms the loaded driver you must select to load from CD to have the SP3 update applied before continuing with the installation. You find the ISOs for Service Pack 3 here: UnitedLinux 1.0 x86 Service Pack 3
    • if you boot from floppy, just press the <ALT> key when the boot screen is shown. The installer will prompt you for the driver disk later on.
  2. Note: Newer kernels (at least up to 2.4.21-215) don't have this driver included. So don't update the kernel with the YaST Online Update or manually if you want still be able to use the drives or the RAID connected to the LSI MegaIDE controller
License information
LSI Software License Agreement
Please read carefully before using t his software. By using this SOFTWARE indicates that you agree to abide by this Software License Agreement.
1.Grant of License
LSI Logic Corporation ("LSI") grants you, the original licensee, the limited right to use one (1) copy of the enclosed LSI software program(s) in object code form only (the "SOFTWARE") for each system with a valid SuSE Maintenance Program for the SuSE Software product with which the Maintenance is provided to you. In case of evaluation purposes without a valid SuSE Maintenance Program the usage is restricted to non-productive use only.
2.Copyright
This SOFWARE, its component parts and user interface, and associated documentation, are owned by LSI or its suppliers and are protected by the United States laws and international treaty provisions. Therefore, you must treat the SOFTWARE and all related documentation like any other copyrighted material except that you may either: (a) make one (1) copy of the SOFTWARE solely for backup and archival purposes, or (b) transfer the SOFTWARE to a single hard disk, provided you keep the original solely for backup or archival purposes. You will not copy the written material accompanying the SOFTWARE.
3.Other restrictions
You will not rent, sublicense, lease, or distribute the SOFTWARE, by any means or in any form, but you may transfer the original diskette (s) of the SOFTWARE and original written documentation on a one-time basis provided you retain no copies of the SOFTWARE and written materials and the recipient assumes all of the terms of this Agreement. You agree not to reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE.
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BEFORE YOU USE THIS SOFTWARE carefully read this Software License Agreement. By using this SOFTWARE indicates that you agree to abide by this Software License Agreement.

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