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(@prl99)
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Apple just released the 11.4 update to Big Sur. Is it safe to upgrade>

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Topic starter Posted : 24/05/2021 7:36 pm
(@softraid-support)
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Yes it is and it appears to fix several Big Sur driver loading issues.

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Posted : 24/05/2021 9:30 pm
(@prl99)
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@softraid-support Then it's ok to update?

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Topic starter Posted : 24/05/2021 10:33 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@prl99

I encourage it.

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Posted : 24/05/2021 10:56 pm
(@fritz)
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Unfortunately it doesn't work for me. Drivers are not loaded. I have attached my report. Sorry for my bad English.

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Posted : 25/05/2021 12:09 am
(@softraid-support)
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@fritz

Sorry if you already know these steps, but have you done this?

https://support.apple.com/en-lk/guide/mac-help/mchl768f7291/mac
Select reduced security and enable this:
Select the “Allow user management of kernel extensions from identified developers” checkbox to allow installation of software that uses legacy kernel extensions.

When you reinstall the SoftRAID driver (or uninstall/ restart and install), do you get the dialog box to System Preferences/Security to "Allow" OWC as an identified developer?

 

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Posted : 25/05/2021 1:21 am
(@fritz)
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Yes, I've already done it all. I even did a clean install. Softraid worked for about 1 week. Then the drivers were no longer loaded. I was hoping that 11.4 would help, unfortunately it is not .

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Posted : 25/05/2021 1:31 am
(@softraid-support)
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@fritz

Once the driver is loading, it should remain loading. Did you install any other apps/drivers just before the SoftRAID driver stopped loading? Or was it after your first restart?

Does the driver load if you paste this into terminal.app?

sudo kextload -v /Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext

So far you are the first report that 11.4 did not fix.

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Posted : 25/05/2021 9:25 am
(@fritz)
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@softraid-support 

I updated from Carbon Copy Cloner 5 to CCC 6. With the Temial command I can load the driver. But after the restart the same problems.

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Posted : 25/05/2021 10:02 am
(@majortom67)
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Works here. Unistalled SR. Updated to 11.4 and reinstalled SR. Works. Restarted and works again. Very strange that, before, was working with 2 bays boxes bot not with 4 or 5 bays boxes.

Simon

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Posted : 25/05/2021 11:19 am
(@marclw)
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Posted by: @softraid-support

@fritz

Sorry if you already know these steps, but have you done this?

https://support.apple.com/en-lk/guide/mac-help/mchl768f7291/mac
Select reduced security and enable this:
Select the “Allow user management of kernel extensions from identified developers” checkbox to allow installation of software that uses legacy kernel extensions.

When you reinstall the SoftRAID driver (or uninstall/ restart and install), do you get the dialog box to System Preferences/Security to "Allow" OWC as an identified developer?

 

I, too, have experienced the same issue. I have done everything, including trying to force the kext to load. The kext loads and works perfectly under Big Sur 11.3.1, which I had on an external disk, along with the new 6.0.5 version. So, 6.0.5. plays well with that version of Big Sur. 11.4 is the problem. Something just doesn't work between the new kext and 11.4. I'm cloning that system to my startup drive right now after I wiped out the latter drive. I REALLY want to use 11.4 because I am a Fuji photographer, and the new system finally recognizes those files....

Yesterday, when I was still trying to get 11.4 to work with 6.0.5., I got this in the terminal (and kernalmanagerd was running): 

 

marcweinberg@MacBook-Pro-3 ~ % sudo kextload -v /Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext

 

Password:

Executing: /usr/bin/kmutil load -p /Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext

Error Domain=KMErrorDomain Code=28 "Loading extension(s): com.owc.driver.SCSI-Device,com.softraid.driver.SoftRAID,com.owc.driver.SATA-Command,com.owc.driver.SCSI-Device0E requires a reboot" UserInfo={NSLocalizedDescription=Loading extension(s): com.owc.driver.SCSI-Device,com.softraid.driver.SoftRAID,com.owc.driver.SATA-Command,com.owc.driver.SCSI-Device0E requires a reboot

 

The Softraid program saw my RAID, but the system did not. Softraid informed me that the RAID was unmounted. I tried to mount it and that failed. It reverted to unmounted. I had this sort of problem once before a few weeks ago, and I simply reinstalled the softraid driver. That fixed it. This time around, that option was greyed out. I don't know what else to do. I'm not kidding, I've done everything.

Help, please!

Thanks,

Marc

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Posted : 25/05/2021 1:01 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@fritz

Have you deleted your unsigned extensions yet? That will cause drivers not to load. Happy to create instructions for you.

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Posted : 25/05/2021 1:42 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@marclw

remember that drivers are in your system, not the volumes.

Do one more "Uninstall SoftRAID". when you run SoftRAID again, you have to get the dialog box to get to System Preferences pop up, or the driver is not going to be loaded into the extensions cache and will not load.

It appears your error is that the driver has not been allowed.

See if you can get to the System Preferences / Security to let you "Allow" OWC.

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Posted : 25/05/2021 1:45 pm
(@fritz)
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@softraid-support

 

I haven't deleted any extensions yet. I would be very grateful for instructions.

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Posted : 25/05/2021 2:23 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@fritz

You do not have any obsolete extensions, I had opened another users support file when writing that. I do not see why your driver requires manual loading.

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Posted : 25/05/2021 2:39 pm
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