Slackware 8.1 on Poweredge 4100/200 w/ PERC
trlists at clayst.com
Sat Mar 1 09:37:01 CST 2003
Thanks much for the quick response!
> Yes, if you have a PERC (dual-channel Wide SCSI controller, not PERC2
> quad-channel card) then it uses the megaraid driver.
Yes, it is a dual-channel as far as I can tell. During the boot it
scans channel 0 units 0-15 and then channel 1, and that's it. It
identifies itself as PERC or sometimes as "PowerEdge II Raid
Controller" which I presume is PERC II -- but it is not PERC 2.
> Right. You may be best off starting from a Slackware 8.1 CD instead of
> from boot floppies. The CD should have both the megaraid driver (for
> your RAID controller) and the aic7xxx driver (for your SCSI controller
> which has your CD attached) on it.
I have the downloaded CD which does not appear to have both, but I
couldn't get that far as there was apparently a short-lived version of
the AIC7xxx drivers which has a bug that causes a "Kernel panic: Loop
1" during boot. The CD has that problem -- the boot floppy does not.
> Worst case, you can build a custom boot floppy with both those drivers
> on it.
I figured that might be the ultimate solution ... I just will have to
get the other Linux machine up and running first to do it.
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