Hi Mahitha, I'm personally very happy to see you as a representative from a manufacturer care enough about Debian to look up an official mail address and ask. On Thursday 31 March 2011 16.23:55 Mahitha_T@dell.com wrote: > We just wanted to confirm if , Debian 6 works fine with PERC H 700 > controller cards. You already got the short answer from Henrique de Moraes Holschuh already - our kernel is a variant of the official 2.6.32 kernel, the modifications are quite minor. But I'd like to address a larger issue here: since there seems to be demand by customers (I guess that's why you ask) to run Debian on Dell hardware, maybe it's time to ramp up Linux support from your company's side? I see that there is a http://linux.dell.com/ web site, but on first clance this is focused on running Ubuntu on Laptops and Desktops; some of the links point to "consumer" products. Not the audience you're addressing with a PERC controller. Also, the quote below is directly from your support forum and indicates that Dell's Linux related support offerings are not as good as expected in some cases: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/w/linux/consumer- linux.aspx : +++ Dell sells [Ubuntu Linux] 10.04 presinstalled on their Vostro line, but good luck getting any help whatsoever on it. +++ Please do not hesitate to ask if you need further assistance. Note that Debian as such is a volunteer driven organisation, so nobody is required to help you (for free!) Should you wish to put your customers into contact with Debian engineers on a professional basis, have a look at our list of support companies at http://debian.org/consultants Regards Adrian von Bidder Debian Developer
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