We're trying to get a QLogic 42C1831 HBA installed on a system using RHEL 4.8. We've tried the drivers from QLogic for Linux Kernel 2.6.x (which this system is running) and are getting all sorts of errors trying to install them. The drivers to specifically mention that they're for RHEL 5.x, but I was wondering if anyone has gotten this to work?

If you'd like to look at the driver files we're using they're here

  • 1
    @Jon I'd like to see the errors please Sep 13, 2010 at 20:57
  • This question is not answerable as it is. You have to add more details: Give us the exact kernel with minor version you are running and the errors generated by the unsuccessful attempt to install the drivers please.
    – fschmitt
    Oct 11, 2010 at 12:33

1 Answer 1


QLogic drivers for 2.6.18 likely won't mix with the 2.6.9 kernel that RHEL 4.8 uses.

For instance, looking at The QLogic Download Page the oldest kernel that is supported is 2.6.16 (SLES 10 SP2).

Without any additional information like dmesg/lspci/compile errors, your best bet would be to upgrade to RHEL5/6 where the device is supported by your vendors.

You must log in to answer this question.