We got some snow here around Washington, DC. I bought last winter a set of winter tires from Tire Rack. This Saturday was a good time to test their performance > So I took a long ride in the snow storm. Here are some pictures after the ride.
Here is a mini guide to compile the HPT drivers.
Download the source from here. Scroll down for the source code. (Now version 2.0 supports kernel 2.6.x)
Compile your kernel as usual. Do not include the kernel hpt support for 2.4.x versions. 2.6.x does not have hpt support.
open the tgz archive under a directory.
mkdir hptdriver cd hptdriver cp /where/ever/your/tgzfile/is/hpt3xx-opensource-v2.0.tgz ./ tar xzvf hpt3xx-opensource-v2.0.tgz
Take a note of the kernel source tree. (usually /usr/src/linux)
Go into Makefile and change the kernel source tree if needed. There is a readme.txt file in the tar bundle. Read that too.
issue a make.
your drivers are ready! hpt.o hpt37x2.o for 2.4.x kernels and hpt37x2.ko for 2.6.x kernels.
Put them in your initrd file. And boot!
Well take the test and find it out!
Happy new year everybody. May new year bring you and humanity a beautiful, peaceful, and safe life.