[ILUG] Install problems with 2 different SCSI controllers
analog at eircom.net
Fri Feb 15 13:03:23 GMT 2002
"kevin lyda" <kevin at suberic.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 04:58:52PM -0000, Aengus wrote:
> > If I boot off the CD, only the Adaptec drivers are loaded, and
> > I can't see the RAID array to install anything onto. If I make
> > a boot floppy from the MegaRaid image on the CD, I can boot up
> > and access the RAID array, but I can't see the CD drive to
> > install anything from, because the Adaptec driver isn't loaded.
> this advice is for a redhat install, but i'm assuming slackware
> offers a similar ability in some fashion:
> i'd boot off the floppy and then switch to the second virtual
> terminal (Alt-F2). then i'd do an lsmod to see what modules
> were loaded. then i'd boot off the cd drive to do the install.
> after booting i'd load the raid drives using insmod in the
> second virtual console.
It turned out to be even more complex than I thought at first. Despite the
fact that the system booted of the Setup CD, it didn't mount the CD, and
didn't seem to want to, so I couldn't get access to modprobe once I logged
in with the Setup CD.
There was a separate bootable CD in the disk set, a bit like the BBC, and
I was able to use modprobe with it to load the RAID drivers. But,
presumable because I had booted off that CD, it wouldn't let me unmount
the CD, so I couldn't switch to the installation CD to do the install.
As I said in my other post, I finally gave up on slackware and installed
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