Dell 850 SATA controller on Red Hat 8.0
Yes: space age hardware with stone age OS. Unfortunately the tools required by my users (all very expensive CAD tools) all require Red Hat 8.0 with the stock kernel, so the "use another distro" answer doesn't help me.
So I have this Dell 850. The documentation on this server is very thin, but after diligent googling I believe that the SATA controller is the Intel ICH7R. The driver disk that you can download from Dell (for Red Hat Enterprise 3) includes a collection of libata.o and ata_piix.o modules.
So I believe that what I need is the ability to build those modules for the kernel I am running -- which is 2.4.18-27.8.0 (a Red Hat special).
Is there someplace on the web that I can find the source to build these modules for the Red Hat 8.0 kernel? The lib_ata directory on ftp.linux.org only appears to include information for kernels 2.4.26 or later. Is there a home page or something for lib_ata?
Failing that, does anyone have any better ideas for getting this thing to run?
Thanks for any suggestions.