Slackware 8.1, PowerEdge 1650 and PERC3/Di

Amadej Bukorovic amadej at
Wed Jan 15 15:29:01 CST 2003

First of all thanks for the help, especially Paul :)
After I found out that there was somebody that actually got SlackWare
installed I tried to search the newsgroups once more and I got a bit lucky.
(before all I read was old postings from year 2000 when, from what I read,
things were different... I figured it was another HPT366 ATA RAID controller
story where HPT didn't release the source code for half a year and only had
binaries for RedHat/Mandrake/Caledra posted on their web site).

I found a post on dejanews by accident from a guy saying he installed
SlackWare 8.1 off the CD-ROM with the adaptec.s boot kernel. I tried it out
today and, boy do I feel stupid - I could swear I tried that image and it
didn't work a day earlier... well anyway it worked as it has the aacraid
driver compiled in.

Thanks for the images for slackware 8.0 Paul :) 


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-admin at [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at]
On Behalf Of Paul
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 1:35 AM
To: Amadej Bukorovic; linux-poweredge at
Subject: Re: Slackware 8.1, PowerEdge 1650 and PERC3/Di

I have several PowerEdge 2550's and 2500's running Perc 3/Di's on Slackware
8.0 and Slackware 8.1
I built a bootdisk for Slackware 8 which is on the website
that works for a 2500/2550 and should for a 1650 also.
Let me know how you go with the disk you are trying tomorrow and I'll see
what I can help you out with.
Slackware 8.0 is easier to install with the AACRAID drivers as 8.1 is 5 boot
disks (install.1, install.2, install3 etc...) instead of 2 (normal bare.s
and color.gz)
Try using raid.s as the boot disk image and it should work. Let me know how
you go...

Paul Rivoli
paul at
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