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Hi. On wednesday, I have to install a machine with debian stable. (because of redhat's stop of RH 7.x/8/9 support ...) This machine is a Dell PowerEdge 2500 with an adaptec raid adapter. It seem that the driver for this card is included in kernel 2.4.18, so I while use bf24 image, hoping it will work. But, before having the problem, I was wondering this question : The kernel will use a special driver to access disks. So, I suppose this driver while be included somewhere in my root filesystem. Ok. But, how will lilo load this kernel because it ...

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    Default raid adapter : how does it work ?

    Hi.

    On wednesday, I have to install a machine with debian stable.
    (because of redhat's stop of RH 7.x/8/9 support ...)
    This machine is a Dell PowerEdge 2500 with an adaptec raid adapter.
    It seem that the driver for this card is included in kernel 2.4.18, so
    I while use bf24 image, hoping it will work.

    But, before having the problem, I was wondering this question :
    The kernel will use a special driver to access disks. So, I suppose
    this driver while be included somewhere in my root filesystem. Ok.
    But, how will lilo load this kernel because it need access to the file
    system to load the driver and, so, it need the driver ???

    I suppose it will work, but if somebody can explain how, I would less
    affraid for my wednesday's install ...

    Thanks in advance !

    Mike
    Mike Guest

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    Mike Baroukh <com> wrote: 

    No. It has to be included IN THE KERNEL ITSELF!

    Davide
    Davide Guest

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    Default Re: raid adapter : how does it work ?

    Davide Bianchi <net> wrote: [/ref]
     

    There is no reason.

    man mkinitrd

    In short:
    - create a initrd with the needed modules
    - edit /etc/lilo.conf to point to the initrd
    - rerun lilo
    - reboot to see if it works

    Albeit most modern distro installer should be able to set this up
    without any action on your side.

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    Default Re: raid adapter : how does it work ?

    Thanks all for your messages.
    I still don't understand, but I can confirm that all works properly.

    PowerEdge 2500 + Debian Woody = Perfect !

    Mike


    Com (Mike Baroukh) wrote in message news:<google.com>... 
    Mike Guest

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