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Old 12-21-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy AIC-7901A U320 Dell Precision 670 Linux 2.4 Not Found - Build from Source?


I have unsucessfully attempted to get 3 distributions to recognize the AIX-7901A SCSI Controller built-in to the motherboard on the Dell Precision 670.

Slackware 9.1
Knoppix 3.4
Debian 3.0

Windows XP also doesn't recognize this card on a default installation. You need to load the drivers from a floppy on installation.

The source code to the drivers are available from Adaptec's website. How does one go about creating a boot disk containing these drivers in the kernel? Adaptec lists their SCSI Driver Source Code for Linux Kernel Versions 2.6 but I wouldn't know how to go about doing anything with this. Is this something we leave to the Linux 2.6 Development team?

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Old 12-21-2004, 05:28 PM   #2
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The only two distro's I have found to load the 320 drivers have been Fedora Core 3 and Mandrake 10.0 . You should be able to download the drivers and dd if=name-of-file of=/dev/fd0 and install the driver when prompted for from the floppy
 
Old 12-21-2004, 06:22 PM   #3
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You should be able to download the drivers and dd if=name-of-file of=/dev/fd0 and install the driver when prompted for from the floppy
Do you think it will matter that driver I linked to is for Linux 2.6 when I am booting 2.4?

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