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LSI Logic PERC 4/Di, v.1.18c, A03
PERC 4/Di Device Driver for Red Hat Linux 7.2.
Release Date: 8/13/2002
Importance: Optional
Version: 1.18c,A03

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PERC 4/Di Device Driver for Red Hat Linux 7.2.

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.


PowerEdge 2600
Operating Systems
Red Hat Linux 7.2

Applies to

  • PERC 4/Di

Fixes & Enhancements

Not Applicable

Installation instructions

Instructions for downloading and creating driver diskette:

You will need a formatted 3 1/2 inch floppy diskette for the following procedure.

Download the file PERC4di-118c-72c.tar.gz to a temporary directory on your working system. 

Extract the file to the floppy disk as follows:
1. On a Linux system:

  Type the following commands under a Linux command shell:	
  mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
  tar xvzf -C /mnt/floppy  
                          (Eg: /temp/PERC4di-118c-72c.tar.gz)
  umount /mnt/floppy

2. On a Microsoft Windows system:

  You can use Winzip to extract  tar.gz  archives.  However,
  note the following settings under Winzip to ensure correct
  extraction of the files.

  Start Winzip -> Go to Options -> Configuration

  Under the Miscellaneous tab  make  sure  "TAR  file  smart
  CR/LF conversion" is unchecked.

  Upon opening the tar.gz archive  with  Winzip,  you  get  the
  following prompt:

  'Archive contains one file. Should Winzip decompress it to
  a temporary folder and open it?'

  Press 'yes' and extract the files normally under Winzip  to
  the floppy drive.

Install Red Hat Linux 7.2 driver for PERC 4/Di as a boot controller

There are two ways of installing Red Hat 7.2 driver onto the 
PERC 4/Di as a boot controller. One is using a driver disk during 
OS installation and the second is using a driver (megaraid) RPM to update
driver after OS is installed. The steps for both of these methods are 
provided below. All the files needed for both methods are included in the 
driver diskette created above.

For more detailed installation instructions of Red Hat 7.2, please refer
to the OS installation guide at

I. Installing driver during OS installation:  

  1. Boot normally from the Redhat installation CD-Rom.

  2. Type 'linux dd' on the boot prompt.

  3. When the install prompts for a driver  disk,  insert  the
   driver diskette created above and press 'Enter'.

  4. Installation  progresses  normally.  Continue  until  the
   'Create Bootdisk' screen. Press CTRL-ALT-F2 to get  to  a
   shell window and type the following commands:

   	chroot /mnt/sysimage
	cd /boot
	/sbin/mkinitrd -f initrd-2.4.7-10.img 2.4.7-10
	lilo ( only if lilo was used as bootloader. If grub used - skip this step )

   Press CTRL-ALT-F7 to get back to the install screen.

  5. Complete the installation as directed by the install.

II. Update driver using RPMs after OS is installed

Type the following commands under a Linux command shell:	

  mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
  cd /mnt/floppy

Than follow the on-screen instructions to install the RPM driver.

For more detailed information about the script,
please refer to the release_notes.txt included in the release.            


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