Re: Adpatec 39160 SCSI controller not supported???
From: rgwebboy (rgwebboy_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 02:23:22 +0200
Thank you for the comments and tips. Sorry that I wasn't clear in the manner
of installation, my problem is that when I boot from the "Woody"
installation CD's and try to install on local hdd.
But that is the problem, no contoller .....no hdd.
My question is, after reading your story, how can I let "Woody" detect my
controller and install a
non installer kernel. Can this be done from the downloadable cd-set, as I
"Rick Moen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> schreef in bericht
> rgwebboy <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Can anybody give me solution how to set up Woody with the 'normal'
> > kernel or bf24 kernel so that i can use my scsi hdd's on my Adaptec
> > 39160 controller?
> The aic7xxx driver in _some_ release of a Debian prepackaged 2.4.x
> binary kernel should properly support your Adaptec 39160 host adapter,
> so you'll want to apt-get a newer kernel-image-2.4.* package.
> Please note: The bf24 kernel is an _installer_ kernel, and is
> suboptimal in many, many ways for post-installation operation. A Debian
> admins is expected to browse the available binary kernels for his
> architecture and find one that's more suitable. You're not supposed to
> keep on using the installer's kernel. (Among other things, you'll never
> get security updates for it during your apt-get sessions. Heck, if you
> examine the output of "dpkg -l | more", you'll see that the package
> system doesn't know about your bf24 kernel at all.)
> > I've searched the net, and I can only come up with the following
> > - Use the 'compact' kernel (But some apps won't accept this because
> > use some kernel links, such as Shorewall);
> The "compact" kernel is _likewise_ an installer kernel. Same logic
> > - Use Redhat or SuSE (They have the driver from DELL and Adaptec also
> > driver for these distro's)
> It was unclear to me from your post whether you need 39160 support
> _during_ installation or only thereafter. (That is, you didn't make
> clear whether you're installing _onto_ the connected SCSI drives, or
> onto some other drives in your system.) If the answer is yes, then
> indeed you _could_ use some other distribution's installer as a
> springboard for building a Debian system. See the "chroot installation"
> section in my "Installers" document on http://linuxmafia/com/kb/Debian .
> You could alternatively use the beta installer for Debian "sarge"
> (currently the "testing" branch), if you don't mind ending up on that
> branch rather than Debian-stable (currently occupied by Debian
> > Even FreeBSD 5.2 supports the Adaptec 39160 controller, so why is the
> > possible in Woody?
> Yes, I find this surprising, too. The patched 2.4.18 kernel in the
> default Debian 3.0 "woody" installer's bf24 option (the "boot flavour
> 2.4") isn't exactly state-of-the-art, but it's not _that_ ancient.
> Cheers, "Don't use Outlook. Outlook is really just a security
> Rick Moen hole with a small e-mail client attached to it."
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