Re: Installing Debian on sata drive with adaptec aic-8130 controller
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- From: Marc Blumentritt <M.Blumentritt@tu-braunschweig.de>
- Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 16:41:35 +0100
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Lennart Sorensen schrieb:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2006 at 12:27:14PM +0100, Marc Blumentritt wrote:
>>Thanks for the info. I will write my hardware-vender, that when I say, I
>>want Linux compatible hardware, that I really mean it. I will replace
>>the controller. Any sugesstions for a SATA PCI controller with 4 ports?
> Yeah, redhat/suse binary drivers != Linux support.
> Hmm, well for supported chipsets there are:
> 3ware cards (which do hardware raid.)
> Areca (although their drivers have not yet been merged into the kernel,
> so they take more work. Also hardware raid.)
> Some promise based cards are supported too, although I am not currently
> up to date on which ones.
Just for your notice: my vendor told me, if I change the SATA
controller, I will loose every support from HP, which we paid for. So I
looked at the newest Kernel 2.6.15 . You were right, that the marvel
driver was marked highly experimental, but it is working (as far as I
can see). So I hope, that it will be stable as soon as possible.