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Old 07-09-11, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default nForce 980a SLI sata drivers for 2.6.9-100 Linux kernel

Hello every one,

Where can I find sata drivers for nForce 980a SLI chip set compatible with 2.6.9-100.EL.x86_64 Linux kernel?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-09-11, 01:58 PM   #2
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Hello every one,

Where can I find sata drivers for nForce 980a SLI chip set compatible with 2.6.9-100.EL.x86_64 Linux kernel?

Thanks in advance.

Guix
Sata support is done via the native kernel driver found in the linux kernel. So unless you want to backport the driver to that really really really old kernel you are SOL.
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Old 07-09-11, 02:27 PM   #3
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Hello,

thank you for your support.

We need to use Red Hat 4 and 2.6.9-100.EL.x86_64 is the most recent kernel it provides up to now.
The sata_nv driver that cames with that kernel is not compatible with the nForce 980a SLI chip set.
I could not find sata_nv driver compatible with nForce 980a SLI chip set.

Where can I find sata_nv driver compatible with nForce 980a SLI chip set?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-10-11, 02:44 PM   #4
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Hello,

thank you for your support.

We need to use Red Hat 4 and 2.6.9-100.EL.x86_64 is the most recent kernel it provides up to now.
The sata_nv driver that cames with that kernel is not compatible with the nForce 980a SLI chip set.
I could not find sata_nv driver compatible with nForce 980a SLI chip set.

Where can I find sata_nv driver compatible with nForce 980a SLI chip set?

Thanks in advance.
If you are not willing to backport the driver from newer kernels or use a newer kernel the answer is that there is no driver that will allow you to use it, period. Again, in summary your options are:

a) backport the driver from newer kernels or
b) upgrade to a newer kernel (yes I know they do not offer a newer one for RH 4)
c) upgrade to a newer version of RH or switch distros
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Old 07-11-11, 12:22 PM   #5
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Default Re: nForce 980a SLI sata drivers for 2.6.9-100 Linux kernel

Hello,

Thank you again for your interest.
There must be something that I did not explain correctly.
I downloaded NFORCE-Linux-x86-1.25.zip drivers from:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_nforce_1.25.html

I can see this drivers are compatible with:

nForce4 430
nForce4 410
nForce4 AMD X16
nForce4 Intel X16
nForce4 SLI - Intel
nForce4 SLI - AMD
nForce4 Ultra - AMD
nForce4 - AMD
nForce3 Pro 250
nForce3 Pro
nForce3 250
nForce3 250Gb
nForce3
nForce2-S
nForce2
nForce

In fact, this drivers are included in the Linux kernel I am using and seems to be not compatible with the SATA controller installed in my motherboard (nForce 980a LSI chipset): The kernel can not find the SATA hard disks installed in the system. So, my questions are:

* Are these drivers compatible with nForce 980a LSI chipset.
* I they are not compatible, there are Linux drivers for nForce 980a LSI chipset?
* If this is the case, where can I find the source code?

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Best regards

Guillermo
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Old 07-13-11, 07:31 AM   #6
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* Are these drivers compatible with nForce 980a LSI chipset.
No they are not

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* I they are not compatible, there are Linux drivers for nForce 980a LSI chipset?
Yes but for only newer kernels and they are built into the kernel

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* If this is the case, where can I find the source code?
Kernel.org in the kernel source of newer kernels.
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Old 07-14-11, 02:19 AM   #7
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Hi Deanjo,

Thank you very much for your support.

Is it planned to release these drivers for RH update 8?
Is it planned to release these drivers source code to compile with old kernels?

We really can not move to newer kernel !

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Old 07-14-11, 09:41 PM   #8
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Is it planned to release these drivers for RH update 8?
Is it planned to release these drivers source code to compile with old kernels?

No, there is no plans at all. If there is a planned update Redhat would have to backport the driver. Keep in mind that Redhat 4 came out 5 years before the 980a even came out. RH4 was already in maintenance mode only (no new features, just security updates) and all support completely expires in 2012 which means no support at all including security updates.
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Old 07-18-11, 01:24 PM   #9
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Default Re: nForce 980a SLI sata drivers for 2.6.9-100 Linux kernel

Hi,

Deanjo, thak you for your support.

I copied the "sata_nv.c" file from kernel source release 2.6.39.3 and I have tried to compile it using a Make file as follows:

obj-m := sata_nv.o

Then I executed

make -C /usr/src/kernels/2.6.9-100.EL-smp-x86_64 SUBDIRS=$PWD modules

I had tons of errors.

Is it possible to do what I am trying to do?

Best regards

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Old 07-19-11, 01:42 PM   #10
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Hi,

Deanjo, thak you for your support.

I copied the "sata_nv.c" file from kernel source release 2.6.39.3 and I have tried to compile it using a Make file as follows:

obj-m := sata_nv.o

Then I executed

make -C /usr/src/kernels/2.6.9-100.EL-smp-x86_64 SUBDIRS=$PWD modules

I had tons of errors.

Is it possible to do what I am trying to do?

Best regards

Guillermo
Extremely doubtful that you will be able to. The sata subsystem has gone under extensive changes from 2.6.9.
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Old 07-21-11, 12:45 PM   #11
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Hi Deanjo,

Thaks again for your support.

I give up! It is a pitty but I will stay with my ultra new computer with an IDE hard disk inside.

Best regards

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Old 07-24-11, 12:23 PM   #12
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Hi Deanjo,

Thaks again for your support.

I give up! It is a pitty but I will stay with my ultra new computer with an IDE hard disk inside.

Best regards

Guillermo
I wouldn't say that it was ultra new, nvidia has been out of the chipset business for a few years now.
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