Gotchas

Sean M Lentner Sean.Lentner at nyfix.com
Fri Nov 8 12:03:01 CST 2002


OK a ray of light, I have an OS on it already so I will have a blank disk
inserted by a cleaning person. I will place the Dell PERC driver on the disk
and then have the install prompt for the driver and point it at the disk.

This should work right (I Hope)

-Sean

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt_Domsch at Dell.com [mailto:Matt_Domsch at Dell.com] 
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 12:52
To: Sean.Lentner at nyfix.com; ridalski at nandomedia.com;
linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: RE: Gotchas

> So will I need to use the Dell driver for the PERC card or 
> will the default
> install have a driver that will get me loaded up and then I 
> only need to run up2date?

RHL7.1 and 7.2 doesn't have the PCI IDs for the PERCs in the PE1650 and
PE2650.  So you can't use the retail or 7.1SBE media without using the
driver disk.  If you're PXE booting the install remotely, you can hack up
the boot.img disk to put the drivers on there so it'll get picked up (you'll
also then need to update the kernel in kickstart %post else when you reboot
into the normal kernel you won't have the drivers you need).

After you've got a system running, using up2date will get you a kernel that
has the updated aacraid driver in it natively.

-Matt

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