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SubjectDell PERC RAID Controller
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Traas" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 9:22 AM
Subject: Dell PERC RAID Controller

> Greetings everyone,
> After much frustration in trying to get Debian GNU/Linux (my distro of
> choice) installed on a Dell PowerEdge 2450, I've finally found success!
> My problem was finding kernel support for the onboard PERC 3/Si RAID
> Controller (Adaptec OEM chipset) so that I could store my root fs with a
> RAID array container. Turns out that Adaptec has recently open-sourced
> driver; however, it hasn't been accepted into any of the Linux kernel
> as of yet. So, I tracked down the driver sources (many thanks to Matt),
> patched them (5 patches in total) into 2.2.18, and built my own, new patch
> file to incorporate the aacraid 1.0.6 driver into this kernel in one, easy
> step.
> For anyone who's interested, you'll find the patch, a patched 2.2.18
> source archive, Debian (potato) installation disk images (with this new
> kernel), and other info at:
> Regards,
> Kevin Traas
> Chief Information Officer
> Merilus Technologies, Inc. .:|| Thinking inside the box ||:.

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