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Old 06-23-2004, 12:42 AM   #1
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kernel image for slack 9.1 install


I am installing slack 9.1 on 2 VA Linux servers. Which kernel should I boot in order to use the onboard SCSI LSI Symbios 53C876E ?

After reading the list on the slackware site - it looks like I shoud use the sym538xx.s kernel, but it is not available on the install CD for 9.1.

I have tried using scsi.s and raid.s, but when I go to fdisk /dev/sda - nothing is found.

I posted in the newbie forum, but I thought it might be better to post this question here. Sorry if that is not so.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 01:39 AM   #2
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Use a bootdisk image from the bootdisk dir.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 01:47 AM   #3
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Which one ? - the sym538xx.s or the scsinet.s isn't included in the bootdisks directory. scsi.s does not work and neither does scsi2.s or scsni3.s
 
Old 06-24-2004, 02:38 AM   #4
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i guess you'd have to take the kernel from /kernels and rdev it so that it would mount a root floppy, then make a boot floppy from that kernel. Are you game?
 
Old 06-24-2004, 10:52 PM   #5
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scsi2.s ended up working for the scsi controller that I had. It sure would be nice if there was a list of which controllers are supported by each of the kernels. I looked at the list on slackware.com (which is what lead me to believe I should be using the sym538xx.s kernel for the va linux scsi controller (LSI) . It kind of annoying being new to this and reading the list of kernels available on slackware.com and then finding out that most of them are not on the install CDs, not to mention I couldn't find them anywhere for download. So - once I got everything installed it all looked great except I could not get a network connection. After trying everything I could think, it ended up being a resource conflict and taking out the extra pci ethernet solved that.

3 basic slack installs now. I am starting to get more into learning linux this way.
All my friends have told me to start with slackware.

Thanks for all replies.
I'm sure I will have some new questions soon.
 
  


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