Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 07-17-2008, 02:43 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
vectorlinux and compaq 5i smart array raid controller

I'm trying to install VectorLinux on an old 4x PIII DL580 with a 5i Smart Array RAID controller. VectorLinux default install won't recognize the RAID. is there some way i can just download the linux kernel module for this hardware and insmod it in there so the installation will successfully find the RAID? If so, where can i find the kernel module (or any kernel module for that matter... i just know they exist, no idea where to look).

If not, is there a way to ninja a larger kernel into the install and burn a new iso with everything the same except the kernel? will that work?

or am i totally off...?

edit: please do not recommend alternate distros unless they are slackware/linux based... and redhat/mandrake don't count... and certainly do not recommend alternate hardware. waste of your time and my thread.

Last edited by moonlightcheese; 07-17-2008 at 02:45 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compaq Smart-2DH Array xavier23 Linux - Hardware 0 02-13-2006 05:50 AM
Compaq smart array controller with Red Hat 8, etc naijaguy Linux - Hardware 0 08-12-2004 10:12 AM
Compaq Proliant G3 with Smart array 641 Sylhouette Debian 2 01-12-2004 09:41 AM
ML370 and Smart Array 532(Compaq) CobraMagic Linux - Hardware 0 02-07-2003 02:32 AM
distro that installs Compaq smart array immutablewit Linux - Software 3 08-11-2001 08:32 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration