unable to install on adaptec sata raid system
I am unable to install Debian on a Supermicro server configured with 2
sata harddrives connected to an Adaptec 2420SA serial RAID pci card.
Although the exact sequence of events differ, I have tried both the
stable and testing installers, each with both 2.4 and 2.6 kernel
choices. In every case installation fails when the installer cannot
find a harddrive to partition. The "testing" installation, for example,
aacraid: disagrees about version of symbol register_chrdev
aacraid: unknown symbol register_chrdev
in its dmesg.
What I *can* do: the RAID array works fine under Knoppix and Ubuntu.
Another failure: I partitioned and mkfs'ed the array under Knoppix,
debootstrap'ed sarge, installed and compiled a kernel on the array under
chroot. But start-up fails when VFS is unable to open sda.
Can anyone tell me what Knoppix does differently than the installer?