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Oh, and I forgot to mention....

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Regards,
Kevin


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Traas" <kevin@merilus.com>
To: <linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu>; <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
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
the
> driver; however, it hasn't been accepted into any of the Linux kernel
trees
> 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
kernel
> source archive, Debian (potato) installation disk images (with this new
> kernel), and other info at:
>
> http://www.merilus.com/~kevin/aacraid.html
>
>
> Regards,
> Kevin Traas
> Chief Information Officer
> Merilus Technologies, Inc. .:|| Thinking inside the box ||:.


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