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TheDukeofURL: Promise FastTrak on Red Hat 7.1 HowTo

Jul 06, 2001, 16:30 (7 Talkback[s])
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It's a hardware kinda day at Linux Today, apparently. Here's another hardware-oriented piece on how to configure Linux on the Promise FastTrak cards.

"It seems that there are more people out there using Promise FastTrak cards than I could have ever imagined. Luckily, shortly after all my distraught users informed me of their problems they were having on Red Hat 7.1, Promise e-mailed me looking to solve this information. Armed with your anger (well, maybe not) and problems, I'm hoping I've taken the first step to tackling this problem."

"New drivers seem to solve a lot. Long past are the days of difficult recompiles or only using Red Hat 7.0 or 6.2. After many hours of working with a fellow FastTrak user and someone inside Promise, we've got Red Hat 7.1 drivers with a 2.4 patch on the way."

"The reasons for the delays? Everything from documentation to problems with on-board controllers came up. While multiprocessor systems are not supported yet, I've been promised by Promise (I was waiting to say that) that they will have the SMP drivers up and running in a matter of weeks (about the same time-frame as the 2.4 patch), along with a patch for those on-board controllers. These drivers don't work on them -- I've tried it."

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