[ILUG] Dell DAT Drive and Suse Linux Enterprise 9
weeboy at conorwynne.com
Fri Mar 11 09:52:06 GMT 2005
>>>I have put Suse Linux Enterprise 9 on a Dell 1420 Server (Xeon 2.8 w 2
>>>SATA drives) and a PowerVault 100T DAT 72 drive running on an Adaptec
>>>scsi adapter 39320.
Never heard of a PE1420, is that the exact model?
> found out that the 39320 scsi device isn't supported properly by the
> aic79xx driver. 39320 presents itself as a RAID device (w HostRaid) -and
> RAID needs to be turned off somehow before the tape can be seen. After
> goiing through bios settings with Dell technicians, we didn't find a way
> to disable RAID.
> I also note from an information page on the aic79xx
> driver that the 39320 adapter isn't on the list of supported adapters.
> Apparently this adapter is pretty new. The server ordered from dell was
> originally specified with the 39160 adapter, which is supported, and
> this one was substituted when server was delivered. Trying to find out
> if there is a version of aic79xx that does support the 39320 adapter, or
> if I can get a different adapter from Dell.
Check this out:
The above is for UL1, and SLES9 is not part of that IIRC.
So for me, if SLES9 does not work out of the box, then you should get
yerself the updated CD's from SUSE/Novell.
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