Dell SC1425 SCSI and other with U320 Issues

Jerry Normandin JNormandin at
Wed Mar 23 14:14:18 CST 2005

GENTOO Linux is the way to go!

On Wed, 2005-03-23 at 11:47, Steve Burrows wrote:
> Hi all,
> Not wanting to use a "commercial" version of Linux  I had difficulties
> finding a suitable OS to put onto my PE SC1425 with U320 SCSI card.
> I inquired here and was told that I needed Kernel 2.6.10, but if I 
> wanted Debian (& most others) with 2.6.10 I would have to build the 
> installer myself. I looked at that possibility but it was too much 
> hassle for a one off, so I tried the current FreeBSD release (5.3). It
> went on like a dream. I have 2 drives so I set the U320 bios to see
> them 
> as two separate drives (turned HostRAID off), and did a standard
> install 
> onto drive 0. I then configured software RAID-1 in FreeBSD using
> gvinum 
> (this was a bit messy because FreeBSD is in transition from vinum to 
> gvinum), and I now have a server running FreeBSD with mirrored drives.
> Setting up Apache and PHP took a further 20 minutes.
> So - if you are struggling to put Linux onto your U320 SCSI server,
> and 
> FreeBSD would do just as well (for instance as a web server) - it
> works, 
> straight out of the box. Setting up the software raid is a bit fussy, 
> but as one who has never used software raid before I followed the 
> instructions and it worked for me.
> Steve
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