Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware > Slackware - Installation
User Name
Slackware - Installation This forum is for the discussion of installation issues with Slackware.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-26-2004, 01:32 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Lightbulb Short FAQ: Installing Slack 9.1 with Hardware Raid and SCSI CD-Rom

I'm no Slack expert yet, but after some digging here's a nice FAQ type explanation for anyone with a Hardware Raid SCSI box and also with a SCSI CD-Rom drive---

My system: Dell Poweredge 4300, 2x-PII-350's, 6-4.3gb raided with the Dell/AMI MegaRAID II card, Floppy and SCSI CD-ROM on the second Adaptec embedded UW controller on the MOBO. This should work for other types of SCSI Raid cards (If supported by the raid.s kernel) and Adaptec controlled SCSI-CD-Rom drives.

Here are the steps:

A. Do a Google search for "kernel-modules-2.4.22-i486-2" download
the .gz from one of the "hits".

B. Un-tar and save module aic7xxx.o to a floppy. You will need this later in step "5" below.

1. Boot your system and enable your CD-ROM device as bootable in the
SCSI Bios setup.

2. Boot up your Slackware 9.1 Install CD-I (You did download an burn them
from the ISO's right?)

3. Select kernel image "raid.s" this will allow recognition of your SCSI drives.

4. Log in as "root"...

5. Insert the floppy with aic7xxx.o on it into your floppy drive.

6. Do "mount /mnt/fd0 /mnt"

7. cd to /mnt

8. Do "insmod aic7xxx.o" (this sets up the adaptec SCSI support in the
kernel insmod - "install loadable module").

9. Run "setup" normally, select your mount points, etc. (I'm presuming you
have run fdisk or cfdisk ).

10. Select your "source" as CD-ROM and allow setup to search for it...

11. VIOLA!! Slackware "sees" your CD-Rom drive running on the Adaptec
controller and your RAID drives are still recognized!

12. Continue with the installation normally!

Old 02-10-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
HOWTO for Slackware 9.1 installation on software raid

Not for hardware raid, but software. This HOWTO shows how Slackware 9.1 can be easily installed on software raid-1.


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
A short FAQ about a lot of recent devices that have been a nuisance. finegan Linux - Hardware 11 05-13-2005 04:44 PM
addition to: 'A short FAQ about a lot of recent devices that have been a nuisance' -Nw- neX Linux - Hardware 0 08-20-2004 09:41 AM
Installing slack 9.1 on SCSI RAID cybrjackle Slackware 0 12-05-2003 11:51 AM
Scsi Emmulation followed Slack Faq but jimdaworm Linux - Hardware 9 12-01-2003 06:43 PM
Software SCSI or Hardware IDE on Raid 5? birdy827 Slackware 0 06-22-2003 08:42 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware > Slackware - Installation

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:51 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
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration