After googling for several hours and not finding a tutorial or how to get around the installation of Slack 10.1 on this PE2300 ~ decided to stop in a bit to know of the wisdom of others...
(all firmware has been updated to current according to link on Dell's Website
Dell PowerEdge 2300 Server
PII 400MHz x 2
512 MB PC100 RAM
4 X 4GB SCSI HD's (Raid5 into one 12GB logical drive)
Adaptec 7890 + 7860 SCSI Cards
American Megatrends MegaRAID PERC 2/SC (flashed bios to current 3.13)
NEC SCSI 17/40x CD-ROM
Some websites were saying that I needed to use the aacraid.s or something but I'm not sure about 'kernels floating around in cyberspace', let alone if it will work for Slackware. There was some stuff but it applied to other distros and they had weirdness compared to Slack. Yes, I'm n00b.
I kept on running into results with people that were talking about the PE2300 in their blogs and didn't explain what they did/do.
I guess what I need to know is this:
a) What kernel do I use so I can get the Adaptec SCSI cards working as well as the logical hardware raid5 so I can cfdisk and that jazz?
b) Is there a tutorial on this? No matter what kernel I try (raid.s said it was corrupt in cfdisk, adaptec.s even though the cards in there are adaptec says that there are no drives... jfs.s and 'cannot open disk drive')
c) Am I going about this all wrong? I know sometimes that the 'chicken and egg' thing happens and when installing you have to use some sort of ram drive that's made to make/view file systems and stuff.
Any help, advice, steps would be greatly appreciated