Debian on a Poweredge 1650

Hubbard, David dhubbard at
Thu Apr 25 14:46:00 CDT 2002

Jean-Claude, your problem is probably what I needed
help with this morning, the fact that the stock
linux kernels don't know abut the PCI ID of the new
Perc3/Di.  From RedHat you have to follow these
steps, maybe Debian has something similar:

    1.  Boot the first CD. At the boot prompt type:  expert noprobe
     2.  When prompted for the driver disk say:  No
     3.  When prompted for the driver to load choose: aacraid and check the
box for passing extra options to the driver.
     4.  The next screen you will need the following:
     5.  You may then select the additional drivers you may need by the
regular method.
     6.  The standard graphical install will begin and you should proceed
with standard at this point.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean-Claude Ben [mailto:jean-claude.ben at]
> Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 3:12 PM
> To: Linux-PowerEdge at
> Cc: jcben at
> Subject: Debian on a Poweredge 1650
> Hi
> I've just received a shiny new Dell PowerEdge 1650 server.
> When I tried to install my favourite Linux distribution (Debian of
> course) i was very disapointed to see that the Perc3/Di raid 
> controller
> wasn't recognised by my boot floppies (which works perfectly well with
> the poweredge 2450).
> When i tried to install Redhat 7.2 it didn't worked neither 
> and I had to
> install it from the install CD received with the server. This install
> will probably work but i'd prefer to use Debian instead.
> Is there a way to install any other distribution ?
> -- 
> Jean-Claude Ben
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