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Old 01-11-2006, 12:39 AM   #1
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Debian - Perc4/DI Ultra 320 Controller

I've recently managed to acquire a new server.

I'm just wondering if anyone has Debian running on this controller and how well it works and whether there is any problems associated with it.

Does the standard Sarge install CD pick this up? Or do I need a customized Kernel from somewhere.
Any tips I should know before it arrives?

Old 01-11-2006, 05:35 PM   #2
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I don't have that card in particular, but most controller cards will be detected fine. The problem tends to be with mobo raid with SATAs, but that isn't what you have. Even the older 2.4 default kernel on Deb stable should be cool, but if it balks, try passing linux26 during the install, and the 2.6 kernel may be ok.

Really though, with a hardware controller you should be set, unless it came out yesterday.

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Yea, I had some servers here before, which were SATA with some stupid Hybrid controller.

This time I've made sure that I've picked a good hardware controller.

So it should be fine, I'm planning on using it for a semi production server, should I stick with the 2.4 kernel if it supports it, or boot and use the newer 2.6?

The only thing I'm not hugely knowing about is keeping the Kernel up to date, how do you do this with Debian if the server is offsite??

I know BSD you can do things like that remotely, not sure with Debian though, Ubuntu used to just update the kernel when you used apt-get normally.

I'm more comfortable with Linux and some of the programs I know work on Linux easier, but I'm still tossing up whether to use FreeBSD or Debian.


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