Re: dac960 devices on boot-floppies
Trouble is that VA Linux ships their systems with Red Hat and the dac960
is a common RAID option on those boxes. If anyone wants to install Debian
on such a unit that has a dac960 boot drive, it can be a ROYAL PITA. I
have been there and done that. We like the VA systems but we use Debian on
all of our servers so it must be erased and reinstalled. I finally created
a Slink boot set with dac960 support but it was NOT easy. Until VA ships
with Debian as an option, I would suggest having DAC960 support or there
are going to be a lot of people pulling their hair (what's left of it)
On 10 Nov 1999, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> nf <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > on the same note of devices, would it be possible for the makedev people to
> > provide something like a dac960-tiny, so that /dev/rd/* devices could be
> > included on the boot-floppies?
> > the current entry for dac960 in the makedev /dev/MAKEDEV creates 2048 devices,
> > which is a little wasteful for a root image.
> > i'd think we only would need entries for one controller and two disks (and
> > their slices) to allow us to install onto this.
> File a wishlist bug...
> Is this device supported by the stock Debian/potato kernels?
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