HighPoint RAID Management Console runs properly on Ubuntu Desktop 10.10
After several failed attempts to install/use the CLI or WEB version of the RocketRaid Management software, the GUI version is the only one that actually works without causing broken installs or other problems in Ubuntu.
Download the latest version of the driver currently 3.13
Extract the tar file, you should get 4 RPM files + README.txt
Next install alien, if it's not installed already run
Now run alien to convert the RPM to DEBian packages
sudo apt-get install alien
now before you go and execute dpkg -i <insert package name .deb>, you have to make sure your card is listed within /etc/hptcfg which usually is the same as the file name of the driver .ko file
sudo alien -d hptraid-3.13-3.i586.rpm
sudo alien -d hptsvr-3.13-4.i586.rpm
rr174x.ko = rr174x
rr26xx.ko = rr26xx
Note: if you have more than one RocketRaid installed you should have see both of them listed. However only one driver is required per model.
The installation sequence is important else you'll get errors, make sure you install the hptraidconf (hptraid) before the hptsvr
Right after the install you can see the HighPoint RAID Management Console in the Applications menu, but it will dissapear after a system reboot.
sudo dpkg -i hptraid-3.13-3.i586.deb
sudo dpkg -i hptsvr-3.13-4.i586.deb
To execute it via termnial just run
it will fail to run without sudo