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Re: Help New system with Adaptec 1430sa controller

On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 12:36:19PM -0500, Stephen Woodbridge wrote:
> I just got a new amd64 based system that has an Adaptec 1430sa 
> controller and Etch D-I does not recognize it. I have configured the 
> controller to be in RAID 10 mode with one logical volume, D-I does not 
> see any disks.
> How do I install on this system?
> Help would be greatly appreciated.

Well it is a fake raid card, so you are better off using it with
software raid in linux (performance and support will both be much

There exists a driver for it, although by the looks of it, it is binary
only and only available for suse and redhat as usual.

sata_mv might run it if you disable the raid setup on the card and make
it just a bunch of seperate disks.

In general you are better off buying hardware with linux support, and
any company that lists redhat and suse as supported and nothing else
tend to mean it is not supported by linux, but instead that they choose
to support redhat and suse.

If you want a hardware raid card look at areca or 3ware, not adaptec.

Len Sorensen

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