Highpoint RocketRAID 2320 on Debian Howto

September 28, 2008 Category: Hardware

Get the 'open source' driver from www.highpoint-tech.com. (It's not open source, it uses a closed binary driver.)


Install the kernel headers if you haven't already

- apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.18-6-k7

- extract the downloaded driver with tar xzf

- cd product/rr232x/linux

- type 'make'

As of 28 september 2008, this gives no errors.

However, a 'make install' will fail. This is cause by the fact that the installation script uses mkinitrd, which is obsolete: the mkinitramfs command should be used. So we have to edit a script.

**Update Dec 2009: the latest drivers do not need the following steps anymore.

- vi osm/linux/install.sh

- replace all occurrences of mkinitrd with mkinitramfs ( press : and type
%s/mkinitrd/mkinitramfs/g and then :wq)

Continue here:

- Go back to the product/rr232x/linux directory and type 'make install'.

That's it.