i am a bit new to fedora (and linux) and i want to install this card (Promise SATA300-TX4) to my pc. I am running F12 x86_64. I searched already in the forum but it doesnt really helped.
I downloaded the driver and in the readme stands a list of the supported kernel versions:
RedHat 7.2 kernel 2.4.7-10
RedHat 7.3 kernel 2.4.18-3
RedHat 8.0 kernel 2.4.18-14
RedHat 9 kernel 2.4.20-8
SuSE 7.3 kernel 2.4.10
SuSE 8.0 kernel 2.4.18
SuSE 8.1 kernel 2.4.19
SuSE 8.2 kernel 2.4.20
SuSE 9.0 kernel 2.4.21-99
N/A kernel 2.4.x (kernel compiled by yourself)
How can i look up if my kernel has the right version?. I think i have Version 188.8.131.52 (cat /proc/version).
Now the installation:
Building and Installation
<1. Get the latest Promise SATAII150/300 series linux driver tar file and move it to
< the directory of your choice. For example, use: /usr/local/src/pdc-ulsata2
<2. Untar/unzip the archive by entering the following command.
< #tar xvfz pdc-ulsata2.tgz
-i think i did this (just extracted it)
<3. Change to the driver source directory.
< For example, use: /usr/local/src/pdc-ulsata2
< #cd /usr/local/src/pdc-ulsata2
i copied the driver to .../src/
<4. Compile SATAII150/300 linux driver.
< compile driver source code and get `ulsata2.o'
5. Install the driver module.
#cp -f ulsata2.o
6. Load the driver module.
I dont know how to to 4. to 6. Has anyone experience with this card (already installed it) and is able to help me here?.