PowerEdge 1800 with SATA - no Linux?

John_Hull@Dell.com John_Hull at Dell.com
Thu Jan 13 14:49:28 CST 2005


That SATA controller (Intel ICH5R [82801ER]) didn't have support in the
kernel until I believe 2.4.23, so you'll need a kernel update. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-admin-Lists On Behalf Of Bob Meyers
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 2:32 PM
> To: linux-poweredge-Lists
> Subject: PowerEdge 1800 with SATA - no Linux?
> 
> 
> I must have had too much coffee one recent day and online 
> purchased a PowerEdge 1800 with 1 SATA 80GB drive with 
> economy in mind. I intended to install a third-party (Mitel 
> SME) subscription for RedHat 2.4 kernel.
> 
>   # uname -a
>   Linux myserv 2.4.20-18.7 #1 Thu May 29 08:32:50 EDT 2003 
> i686 unknown
> 
> To my despair, the linux install/ISO CD would not find any 
> hard disks. I turned of RAID in PE bios but that didn't help either.
> 
> So now I am stuck with a PE 1800 that I can't install Linux 
> on? Is there any Linux that runs on an SATA 1800?
> 
> If not, could I yank the SATA drive, and use embedded Dell 
> Adaptec SCSI?
> 
> Any suggestions appreciated.
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Feeling frustration over my PE1800 impulse purchase.
> 
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