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On Sun, 2 Jan 2000, Tesla Coil wrote:

> On 2 Jan 2000 Erich Schroeder wrote:
> > I'm playing with setting up a new dell system that has hardware
> > RAID (I've been told).  Because dell wouldn't do anything else,
> > it came with WinNT.
> Hey!  What happened to Dell's optional Linux install?

I wondered too--probably the vendor was unwilling.
> > After that, I tried Redhat 6.0...(more experience with that)
> > and it worked, I think. Still, I don't know about the hardware
> > raid. Do I need to install it to the first disk, then recompile
> > the kernel to support the RAID? At boot time I see it mention
> > "loading aic7xxx module" which looks like it is seeing the
> > right RAID card, right?
> aic7xxx is the Adaptec SCSI driver.  RedHat 6.0's installer
> handled AMI MegaRaid, which I think a synonym for Dell's
> Power Edge Raid Controller--not sure what you'd look for
> among boot messages tho'...

Thanks, I'll continue looking around. Sometimes it seems as though the
best way to maintain machines is just to leave them alone. I know that my
machine would work forever if I just would stay off of it!


Erich Schroeder                    Phone: (217)785-0033
Curator, Information Technologies  FAX:   (217)785-2857
Illinois State Museum GIS Lab      Internet: erich@museum.state.il.us

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