Promisc Raid Controller on a dual AMD box + Slackware 8.1
I've got a bit of a problem.
I bought this dual cpu AMD MP1800+ with Promisc Raid Controller built in.
The problem is this:
When i put in the slackware 8.1 iso cd, it auto boots.
When it prompts me for a boot: i can safely tell it to boot the raid.s kernel, and I do see it detect my controller card nicely.
After I do a full install and try to make the finishing touch to the whole system configuration, Lilo seems to be unable to be installed in the MBR. I decided to make a bootflop.
However, when I boot my computer, it will end in a kernel panic, saying it is not able to mount the partition and kernel.
I seem to fail in telling it it needs to boot from raid.s
There is no other option to tell it to boot with the raid.s from cd.
Even if I copy the kernel raid.s from the cd into the /boot dir on my hdd, it wont load it.
Is the default way to install Linux on a machine, to make it boot the default vmlinuz first, and then recompile a kernel with Raid in it? Cause i cannot get to the point where I cd to /usr/src/linux, simply cause my system wont boot that far.
It will either result in a VFS: kernel panic, or it will boot the bare.i from cd, and drop me into installation mode, which is limited..
Thanks in advance...!