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Old 05-25-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
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Question Fedora Core 2 cannot find Adaptec AIC-7899 SCSI Drives


Hi there,
I'm attempting to install Fedora Core 2 on to my development server (Intel Server Board SDS2 with Adaptec AIC-7899 - IO Bios 001.3W) but I cannot seem to get the installer to see the hard-drives on that device.

I've followed the instructions in that came with the manual to make a driver disk, but it says the drivers are for Redhat 6.2 and 7 - and the installer does say that there are no applicable devices on the disk created by the installation CD.

I am unsure if the card is an I20 card - I get a feeling it could be - and I found this site:

i2o shadowconnect com

However my card AIC-7899 does not seem to be mentioned. Following the link from that site to:
www redhat com/archives/fedora-list/2004-May/msg03906 html

...reveals some installation instructions, but I fail at the "First verify that your card is one of the supported I2O cards listed on the i2o homepage?" hurdle because I'm not sure if it is.

I can only afford to persue this a little bit longer before I just have to write off having a linux development server at all in the near future, which is a shame.

If anyone can offer any advice then please reply. My Linux knowledge is pretty basic and I come from a Windows development background.

Many thanks,

Paul
 
Old 05-27-2004, 03:49 AM   #2
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I tried out those instructions anyway, and the AIC-7899 is indeed an I20 (i2o ?) card - and following the instructions from the link in the original post it does actually work.

It does require having a computer which you can do a network install from though - unless someone who is less of a n00b can figure out how to mount a floppy drive and copy it across instead of using the network - or activating the network interface while installing from cd so you can copy off just that one file.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 03:51 AM   #3
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Ah forgot - It works at the Disk Druid stage as long as you DO NOT click on the graphic representation of the partitions, only click on the items in the list.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 03:12 PM   #4
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Try booting with "linux text acpi=off".
ACPI is broken for some server boards.
 
  


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