[rescue] 3ware raid
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Wed Jul 27 00:13:23 CDT 2011
Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>> hopefully with the broad range of experience on the group someone
>> will have seen
>> this before and can save this card from becoming gold scrap....
> While I haven't encountered that exact issue, I've dealt with their
> cards. Lots of them.
> Is it a PCI, PCI-X, PCI 64, etc? Which card? Is it in the right type
> of slot?
> Do you have another computer you can test the card in? To make sure
> it's not some sort of 3ware+bios versus motherboard bios issue?
actually if I removed the battery backup board, I was able to get the
system to post.
I'll try re-adding it tomorrow night.
> I assume the writing of the flash worked all the way?
> What if you disconnect all of the drives? Will it boot then?
> If so, downgrade firmware?
tough to do when the system wouldn't post to boot dos to run the flasher....
> Can you set the PC motherboard to boot from another drive first, and
> not the SCSI/add in? If so, will that get you the ability to downgrade
no... couldn't post into BIOS
I started flashing, as Linux is not seeing this raid controller. I
tried it on the same
hardware with Windows 7 and it had worked fine. looks like the 3w-9xxx
in Linux is not working with this card.
Going to work to get the array (which contained no data) back up with
the card and
battery backup module. If I get in, then I'm going to build a new .ko
source from LSI.
Maybe that will get this card seen.
I have to say I'm pretty shocked the drivers that come with CentOS 6.0
doesn't see it.
oddly, I don't see the card in an lspci output... I'd think even w/o the
shouldn't lspci see all cards ?
Hope this isn't getting too off the rescue topic (trying to rescue and
make use of
the card, but it is not all that old :-) ).
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