2650/Adaptec - hardware config question.

Hubbard, David dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com
Thu Aug 22 09:54:00 CDT 2002


Sounds like your sales rep talked someone in purchasing into
buying an unneeded scsi controller. :-)  That board has built
in scsi or built in raid if you have it enabled.

David

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian K. Jones [mailto:jonesy at CS.Princeton.EDU]
> Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 9:57 AM
> To: Dell-Linux
> Subject: 2650/Adaptec - hardware config question.
> 
> 
> Hi all.
> 
> I have 3 2650's and I'm adding an Intel NIC to use instead of the
> Broadcomm's it came with.  However, I'm noticing there is a 
> card labeled
> as an Adaptec 39160 SCSI adapter in one of the pci slots.  However,
> there's nothing plugged into it, either internally or 
> externally.  Also,
> on the mobo, just behind the discs, is a chip labeled adaptec 7899.  
> 
> Can someone tell me what's happening here?  I'd like to REMOVE the
> adaptec 39160 from the pci slot if I can, because I don't wanna deal
> with Redhat 7.3 or the Linux kernel and drivers for it if I'm not even
> using it.  I also don't wanna deal with possible irq sharing 
> issues when
> I add an Intel PCI NIC.  
> 
> Appreciate the advice.
> 
> -- 
> 
> Brian K. Jones
> System Administrator
> Dept. of Computer Science, Princeton University
> http://www.linuxlaboratory.org
> jonesy at cs.princeton.edu
> Voice: (609) 258-6080
> 
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