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Posted on 06-13-2000 01:41 a.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Mark Krentel

Ok, the first thing we need is what type of Adaptec controller this
is. Once we get that, then we can check the Linux docs for what
driver you need, how well it's supported, and if it needs a module or
some kernel tweaking.

Check your mobo manual for the type of the Adaptec chip. It will
probably start with AHA or AIC or something. If you have to (and
assuming it won't void your warranty) open the box and read the
numbers off the chip.

And if you want to hear a war story, my first Linux install went like
this. Six years ago, back in the 486 and VLB days, Linux didn't
support my Adaptec 2842. I borrowed a friend's 1542 and installed off
it. Then I ftp-ed an experimental kernel patch for the 2842 and made
a custom kernel. Then I could swap controllers and run with the 2842.
Of course, I'm not trying to scare you. :-)

--Mark

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