FW: SuSE on Poweredge 2550

Matt_Domsch@Dell.com Matt_Domsch at Dell.com
Mon Aug 27 14:53:00 CDT 2001

I'm forwarding this on behalf of Dennis.  I'll be out-of-the-office for
several weeks.
I believe he means aacraid, not aic7xxx, but I could be mistaken.


Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer
Dell Linux Solutions
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-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Lopeman
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 10:50 AM
To: matt_domsch at exchange.dell.com
Subject: SuSE on Poweredge 2550


First, I found your webpage for the SUSE kernel that
allowed my AIC7xxx controller to be seen and I was
able to successfully complete the SUSE installation on
our 2550.  After the install, however, I found that I
had to copy your kernel onto the system and use that
to boot.  Otherwise the kernel panic-ed and halted the
system.  So - Your kernel works wonderfully, except
for one small problem.  We have a dual processor 2550
and this kernel can only see one processor.

Do you know where I can get a kernel, or compile a
kernel (I don't know how to do that, though) that will
include both abilities (AIC7xxx and SMP)

Thank you in advance.  I hope this is a quick one for
you.  I know you have more important things to do than
answer support questions.  I will keep hunting and if
I hear anything before hearing from you I can let you

I would also like to thank you for the kernel you
already created with the AIC7xxx drivers.  It was very
helpful.  Good work!

Thank you,
Dennis Lopeman
dlopeman at yahoo.com

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