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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:51 pm 
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Hola,

I picked up a PCI Highpoint Rocket100 (non-raid) IDE/ATA 100 controller card on the cheap, want to use it to control some older, but still functional IDE HDD's on one of my linux boxes.

Running Ubuntu 8.04 under a quad-core Intell Q6600. Highpoint has driver (in the raw) for Suse, RH etc, but none for Ubuntu. Tried Googling/searching for something compatible but can't find anything.

Any of you experts know how to get this thing working under Ubuntu (8.04)?


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I think you're stuck with the open source driver here...

http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA/bios_r100.htm

It appears that the Suse, Redhat, and Caldera support will only work in a 2.4 or less kernel.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:38 am 
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I was afraid of that.

Oh well, guess I can put it in a Windows box for now.

Any of you know of a good, fairly inexpensive IDE/ATA controller card that will work under Ubuntu 8.04 or higher?

Danke!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:09 am 
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Can't recommend a card, although I'm not sure what your hangup is about the module.

The docs seem pretty straight forward in building the module as it seems nothing more then having the kernel sources installed and doing a make.

and it'll be pretty tough to bomb things just building a module.

btw: Can you find what chip is on that? There may be a module already built into the kernel at this point that's chip specific.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:10 am 
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Have you tried it with a newer kernel? You might be surprised. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:54 am 
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furball146 wrote:
Can't recommend a card, although I'm not sure what your hangup is about the module.

The docs seem pretty straight forward in building the module as it seems nothing more then having the kernel sources installed and doing a make.

and it'll be pretty tough to bomb things just building a module.

btw: Can you find what chip is on that? There may be a module already built into the kernel at this point that's chip specific.


I tried running the instructions verbatim to no avail. So either it won't work on my distro, or I am doing something incorrectly; either way, it isn't a solution for me.

Jipstyle wrote:
Have you tried it with a newer kernel? You might be surprised.


I'm running the most up-to-date kernel available for 8.04, or did you mean try out 8.10?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:08 am 
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Jipstyle wrote:
Have you tried it with a newer kernel? You might be surprised.


I'm running the most up-to-date kernel available for 8.04, or did you mean try out 8.10?


Yeah, I meant the latest kernel ... :( ... I don't think that moving to 8.10 will do anything for you if you've got the latest kernel and you've been maintaining your updates. :(


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:12 am 
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You should get kernel updates regardless.

The results of uname -a should tell you what kernel you're using. Jips suggest is simply use the latest, since the module for the card will build against that.

I would think the only thing you'd need would be the kernel headers and maybe the kernel sources so make sure you have those installed before trying to build. What sort of error are you seeing when trying to build it?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:10 am 
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I'll have to wait to check this out. The PSU went the other day on this system and possibly took the motherboard, CPU and GPU with it.

I'll post specifics when it is up and running again.

Thanks for the help and assist though :)


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