perc2/dc and CentOS/RHEL4
awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Sat Dec 9 20:14:27 CST 2006
Out of curiosity, is there anything wrong with the PERC2/DC other then
not being Dell/LSI supported? I have a PE2400 (no longer in service)
but it runs fine with drives on the 2/DC. I don't understand why CentOS
won't install on it because its unsupported. I mean, there is plenty of
ancient hardware with kernel drivers/kernel developer support even
though a manufacturer may no longer manufacture/support that hardware.
Matt Domsch wrote:
> For systems of that vintage, our recommendation is to use Linux
> software RAID on disks attached to the onboard Adaptec SCSI
> controllers (aic7xxx driver). CentOS 4.4 can create software RAID
> arrays at install time quite nicely. I ran this config with Fedora on
> my last PE2400 for several years before finally upgrading to newer hardware.
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