Perc3/Di on PE2550 with Suse Linux Email Server II (Runs on 2 .2.16 kernel)

Chris Chabot chabotc at
Sat Nov 10 08:13:01 CST 2001

Also, Suse Email Server III was released (a few days ago i believe?),
more details of this on

This new version is based on the Suse Enterprise Platform 7, which
includes the 2.4 kernel, and if i remeber correctly, includes the
aacraid patches as well.. (contact suse sales to be sure).

might be worth it to check if u can buy an upgrade?

On Sat, 2001-11-10 at 15:32, Matt_Domsch at wrote:
> > I am having problems getting the correct per driver 
> > (aacraid.o) for the 
> > 2.2.16 kernel. I am trying to install Suse Email server II on 
> > a PowerEdge 
> > 2550 with a Perc3/DI ROMB. 
> In that time frame, SuSE wasn't including the aacraid driver in their kernel
> (no one was).
> > am I going to have to bring up 
> > another system and compile it myself?
> Basically, yes.  The driver source is on,
> though you may want to try to make the later patch apply to the 2.2.16
> kernel.  We haven't done development/backport of fixes from recent 2.4.x to
> 2.2.x though, so at least you'll need to patch aacid.c to have the latest
> list of PCI ids for the 2550.  For a fee, I'm sure SuSE can assist.  Or,
> consider running Red Hat Linux 7.1 or 7.2, which handles this device
> automatically.
> Thanks,
> Matt
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> Matt Domsch
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