Mint does not see

Questions about hardware,drivers and peripherals
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:35 pm

Mint does not see

Postby fintro » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:08 am


On my system:
Intel Q 6600
Asus P5E3
2M DDR3 Corsair 1333
Nvidia 9600 Gt
2 WD disks in Hard Raid 0 controlled by a pci Promise Fast track Tx 2300 with Windows XP
1 disk Seagate 250 with Mint6 Felicia + data partition NTFS.

Just made a migration from Mandriva, and I find Felicia more elegant and more stable.
Only one problem: Felicia does not see files in my Raid array.
With Mandriva I could read and write in the array with Windows.
Actually "lspci" command reports:
Raid bus controller Promise Technology inc. 20771 (FastTrack TX 2300) rev02
How can I make Felicia see my Raid?
(the Promise site offers some old "drivers for Linux" not suitable for Ubuntu, if Googling you go to these drivers all the time)

Thank you

User avatar
Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2421
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:50 pm
Location: Here again :)

Re: Mint does not see

Postby merlwiz79 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:06 pm

I haven't used a raid array so I don't have all the info.
What type of raid array are you using?
I believe you need to install dmraid(Hardware Raid) or mdadm(Software Raid).

Locate the raid(look for something like /dev/md0 or /dev/mapper/)

Code: Select all

sudo fdisk -l

Refresh for dmraid.

Code: Select all

sudo dmraid -ay

Then to mount you can try.

Code: Select all

sudo mkdir /media/raid

Change /dev/md0 to whatever yours is:(replace FILESYSTEM with the correct filesystem of the raid ie ext3)

Code: Select all

sudo mount -t FILESYSTEM /dev/md0 /media/raid

Edit this may help:

Return to “Hardware Support”