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Old 04-26-2010, 05:37 PM   #1
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Trying to install a SCSI controller


Does Debian have any particular tools or nuances for installing new hardware? I saw some stuff on Ubuntu which is related... but you know.

The dmesg file shows that it's being recognized, but I don't think it's actually being used (i.e. there is no driver installed). This is what's in the dmesg file:

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[    1.384634] Block layer SCSI generic (bsg) driver version 0.4 loaded (major 253)
[    1.855496] SCSI subsystem initialized

[    5.146598] scsi0 : ioc0: LSI53C1020A A1, FwRev=01032700h, Ports=1, MaxQ=255, IRQ=16

[    1.870649] Copyright (c) 1999-2007 LSI Corporation
[    4.616800] ioc0: LSI53C1020A A1: Capabilities={Initiator,Target}
[    5.146598] scsi0 : ioc0: LSI53C1020A A1, FwRev=01032700h, Ports=1, MaxQ=255, IRQ=16
The particular hardware is this: http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/prod...0ie/index.html

Unless someone has already compiled a driver for Debian Lenny for this hardware, I'm going to have to compile my own I guess. The driver package seems to come with something called mptlinux-4.00.43.00-src.tar.gz which I'm guessing can be compiled for any Linux, but looking at the instructions, it's pretty much beyond me how to get started. It talks about using kernel source to build a module and such and such.

Anyone know any good tutorials on this kind of thing? I need to get this done eventually, but I have some time to do some learning.
 
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What are you trying to do? How have you determined that it's not working already?
 
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:58 AM   #3
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What are you trying to do? How have you determined that it's not working already?
Actually, I don't know that the SCSI card isn't working already. I'm not sure how I can test that. I'm going to take a look at some other angles first then see if I can figure out a way to do that without rebooting the server.

The card shows up in dmesg, but that just means it's detected not that it's got a driver installed and is working.
 
Old 04-28-2010, 12:35 PM   #4
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Ok, the card was installed automatically by Debian from the beginning

The actual problem was the previous sysadmin hadn't put the scsi terminator on the tape drive yet and I didn't double check it (I mean, it was installed in the rack, the card was installed in the server, the scsi cable was connected... who would think the terminator isn't also there?). After a reboot, the tape is showing up as it should. I should be able to take it from here. Thanks!
 
  


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