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Old 08-15-2005, 08:38 PM   #1
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Problem with Adaptec SCSI adapter

When booting with the adaptec boot image, the slackware install detected my adaptec SCSI controller.

I put in a IDE drive with slackware 10.1 on it, and it does not detect this scsi adapter.

Do I need to recompile my kernel? (and if so, what should I enable?) I tried 'modprobe adaptec', and that didn't do anything

Would it be a good idea to put a CD-ROM drive into this machine, and only re-do the part of the setup that involves installing a kernel (and choose adaptec)?
Old 08-15-2005, 09:47 PM   #2
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What model is the SCSI controller? What version of the kernel? The IDE kernels in Slackware have most, if not all, of the Adaptec drivers available as modules. Here are a few:

aic7xxx -> Ultra160 controllers & most all of the older cards
aic79xx -> Ultra320 controllers

The aic7xxx driver supports most of them, so without knowing the specific module, I'd try "modprobe aic7xxx".


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