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Old 7th March 2007, 05:55 PM
Dingy Offline
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Promise Supertrak 8350 Drivers for FC5

I was wondering if anyone else with a similar configuration could possibly provide any hints or insight for compiling the drivers for their Promise Supertrak 8350 card (or for getting it to work correctly for that matter!)....

I have resently been fighting with my new server and attempting to get everything to play nice with FC5 and the Promise Supertrak 8350 controller.

During my first install I found that the system boot hung (and died) when starting udev.
I removed the raid card, reinstalled FC5 and patched to the latest and greatest revs (I believe my current x86_64 kernel is kernel-2.6.19-1.2288.2.4.fc5). At this point everything works (the Promise card is still removed from the server) and there are no error messages.

I installed the kernel source & headers and development tools so that I could compile the drivers from the Promise source code ( that I downloaded from the Promise website.

I compiled the kernel and then tried to compile the Promise drivers using the directions provided by the Promise readme (yes, I'm using their Makefile.linux). The Makefile does not work - it seems to think that I have a 2.4 kernel installed. I have checked the Makefile and found that a portion of the logic that is used to determine the version seems to be incorrect. It has been quite a while since I have had to pick apart a Makefile, so I'm a bit at the ends of my wits right now...

I have been working on this for the past few days and may have missed something. If anyone has any experience compiling this driver could you possibly provide any hints?

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