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Re: Installing Debian on sata drive with adaptec aic-8130 controller V2

Leopold Palomo Avellaneda schrieb:
> - the sata_mv driver doesn't work in a HP proliant ml150 g2 box. Although the 
> driver detects the hds, the system is very unusable because of time out of 
> access to the hds.
Yes, that was for me the same.
> - the marvell driver is gpl, compiling it in a recent kernel is a 
> pain ..:-( However the combination of version 3.4 (patched) and 2.6.8 works 
> ok. The version 3.6.1 compile in a 2.6.15 but it give me some errors on the 
> device when I load the driver.
I used sarge, so I tested it only 2.6.8...
> - I have only tested on ia32 arch, but I think that it worsewhile to make some 
> test in the amd64 arch.
... on and64. It works.
> - I don't know what is the best way in this situation. We have two drivers for 
> the same hardware: one of the main company, released in a free licence after 
> some time time, and another a free driver, developed by the community that 
> doesn't work in some some hardware. What do you recommend?
I wait, until the modul in the kernel is marked stable, then I will
switch to the kernel modul. Up until then I will use the on of the company.


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