PE2850: debian sarge, 2.6.x and RAID monitoring? (iRt: Re: poweredge 2850)
chris at vanu.com
Fri Jul 29 08:51:26 CDT 2005
> we got our first poweredge 2850 a few days ago and I'm trying to get debian
> sarge with 2.6.x kernel running.
I just got this working yesterday. The way I did it was to install sarge + 2.6.x
on a random desktop machine, and then build the appropriate 18.104.22.168 kernel *on
the 2.6 desktop machine*.
I built the new megaraid driver as a module. I then forced loading of the new
megaraid driver by adding "megaraid_mbox" to /etc/mkinitrd/modules and running
mkinitrd. This built a working sarge + 22.214.171.124 kernel + initrf that would boot
on the 2850. I moved the kernel, initrd, modules, etc., over to the 2850 and
booted it (editing grub, ...).
I could then log into the 2850 (now running 126.96.36.199) and use it to build its
Assuming I'm not overloaded with requests, I can mail out or make available for
download a tarfile with a minimal 188.8.131.52 kernel, initrd, and /lib/modules
directory (~12MB). But doing what I did (once I figured out the best way to do
it) doesn't take that long.
Dr. Christopher Small 617.864.1711
One Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
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