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Re: Debian Alpha install CD ignoring QLogic 2200 card ?

On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Andrei A. Dergatchev wrote:

> Hi,
> Thanks for you answers !
> My machine is SX. 

Ok, I've only used it in EV6 boxes so far, but you should be OK....

> Yeah, it's not very well suited perhaps,
> with video/network/SCSI and now QLA I don't have any PCI
> slots left :-(
> 400 GB is a huge array :-) ! You must be using 73 Gig drives ?

36GB actually, in 2 racks.

> I'm hoping to get a few 73 Gig Seagates for my enclosure.
> I wonder do you have Quantum, IBM or Seagate drives ? Would
> be interesting to compare them between each other one day.

I don't know who made them, I'm borrowing them for a while from a Network
Appliance box, so they all report themselves at NetAPP disks, though I'm
guessing NetAPP didn't really make them (as another note I have the array
setup with ext3, and so far things are going well).


> I found QLA2200 Series
>                                - Software Installation Guide
>                                - Hardware Installation Guide
> at http://www.qlogic.com/techsupport/documentation.html
> and I hope that their description of installation for Redhat
> (reading it now) will work with Debian too.
> Regards,
> Andrei
> > Sorry, source yes, there's no Alpha binary I've ever found. As for
> > experiences, can I ask what type of machine you're putting it into? I've
> > run it pretty heavily, I've got about 400Gig of software RAID-0 running
> > as a news server on one of these. The only problem we found was that the
> > driver (as qlogic shipped it) doesn't properly handle being on the 2nd PCI
> > bus.
> >
> > --rdp

Rich Payne
rpayne@alphalinux.org			www.alphalinux.org

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