Status on Poweredge Dell with Raid
ben at amvalue.com
Mon Jan 25 12:39:11 GMT 1999
I know this is off-topic to the list, but someone asked me to make the
information that I garnered about Dell Poweredge systems available to
So, here it is.
Basically, after a search on dejanews, I came across this article:
In it, someone states that there are drivers for the PERC RAID
controllers, but there are no drivers available for the PERC/2 Single
channel PCI system (the faster 80 MB/sec one). So, basically, if you
buy a Poweredge server for Linux, you need to buy the PERC controllers
with it, and not PERC/2.
Debian Boot Disks for Debian 2.0 Installation:
Red Hat 5.2 has the drivers built in. However, there is a caveat: For
Red Hat installation, you need to specify, in the module options,
aic7xxx=no_probe. You cannot select Autoprobe. Otherwise the system
will hang, since it probes in the PCI space of other adapter cards. I
got this information from the following dejanews post:
Thanks for all of your help. Hopefully, life will be a little bit
easier for someone else looking for this information.
I will be making a (simplistic) web page with just the information above
available at http://allie.alliedtours.com/~edgy/poweredge.html if anyone
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