October 16, 2013 · Quick & Easy

Quick & Easy > Installing highpoint 2720 driver on Linux

1. Installing Ubuntu

  1. Ubuntu Server 12.04 AMD64 (TESTED, Driver needs 3.8.x Kernel)
  2. Select “Install Ubuntu”
  3. Press F6 and input mvsas.invalid=1 before -- and enter to install

2. Compiling the driver

sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall

wget http://highpoint-tech.com/BIOS_Driver/rr272x_1x/linux_1.5/RR272x_1x-Linux-Src-v1.5-130325-0732.tar.gz

tar zxvf RR272x_1x-Linux-Src-v1.5-130325-0732.tar.gz

cd rr272x_1x-linux-src-v1.5/product/rr272x/linux/

sudo su

make install

modprobe rr272x_1x


when you upgrade/update kernel you can just compile again and get the driver reinstalled
note! Kernel must be 3.8.x or older


finding that array

sudo parted -l | grep -C 1 -A 10 HPT

this will by any luck show you the array drive
if not just run sudo parted -l and look for hpt

Find the /dev/ device and the number of the partition that holds your data
those two will be your /dev point

mkdir /mnt/raid
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb2 /mnt/raid

if it works then add it to fstab to be automatically mounted on startup
sudo blkid

find the uid for /dev/sdb2
add this to /etc/fstab

UUID=uuid_here /mnt/raid ntfs-3g nobootwait,defaults,locale=en_US.utf8 0 0

now try mount with
mount -a

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