Re: SOS - Install a New SCSI HBA on Linux
From: John-Paul Stewart (jpstewart_at_binaryfoundry.ca)
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 18:05:06 -0400
> I have a dual boot machine (Windows XP and RedHat Linux 8.0), and install a
> new SCSI HBA on it. A few SCSI disks are attached to the SCSI HBA.
> Windows XP can find the new SCSI disks and make partitions without any
> problem. However, Linux can only find the SCSI HBA but not the disks. I
> use "fdisk -l", "df" and "Hardware Browser", but none of them can find the
> SCSI disks.
> What do I miss? Your help would be appreciated.
You need to load a driver for your card. What type of SCSI HBA are you
using? Either tell us what you've got so we can help you figure out
which driver to use or find out for yourself which module you need.
Then load it with 'modprobe <driver-name>'. Once you know the driver
name, you can edit /etc/modules.conf to add an alias of the form:
alias scsi_hostadapter <driver-name>
to have the module loaded automatically. Some common values for
'aic7xxx' for most Adaptec cards
'aic79xx' for Adaptec Ultra-320 SCSI cards
'sym53c8xx' for most LSI Logic cards (upto and including 53C1010 U320)