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1. Introduction

This document contains two main sections, the module setup, and the migration. Neither of these are documented anywhere on the net.

1.1. What?

The Promise Fasttrak is a PCI Ultra 100 RAID Card. It can be used as a RAID card, or as standard IDE interfaces. This documentation DOES NOT address the issues of the 'ataraid' module, but addresses the issues of setting up the card with the propriety module 'ft', as supplied by 'Promise Technologies'.

1.2. Why?

The documentation that comes with the module contains erroneous instructions that if followed, cause the card to not work properly. Also, upon looking over the internet for such documentation, I found a lack.

1.3. How?

Using the Promise Technology module. The module that Promise Technologies provide works well, but the documentation they provide is somewhat lacking.

1.4. Copyright and License

This document, Linux Migration to Promise RAID Card-HOWTO, is copyrighted (c) 2002 by Benjamin Simkin. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is available at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html.

1.5. Disclaimer

No liability for the contents of this document can be accepted. Use the concepts, examples and information at your own risk. There may be errors and inaccuracies, that could be damaging to your system. Proceed with caution, and although this is highly unlikely, the author does not take any responsibility.

All copyrights are held by their by their respective owners, unless specifically noted otherwise. Use of a term in this document should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark. Naming of particular products or brands should not be seen as endorsements.

1.6. Contact the Author

You may email me () with improvements and suggestions etc. Please include in the subject line: "Promise RAID HOWTO".