Bug#367499: installation-reports: Not recognize adaptec aic-9405w sas/sata controller
Excuse me if this is the wrong place to send the e-mail, but I don't see
any place better of this.
As reported in the bug report, the last installer of Etch doesn't
recognize the aic-9405w and so I wasn't able to see and format my scsi disk.
Then, I try to install a ubuntu-server in the machine from the last beta
of dapper release. While I'm not able to see the scsi drive, i'm able
to install the ubuntu in a pen stick and reboot from it. Then I install
the last kernel (2.6.15-23) from ubuntu mirror and via modconf I load
the scsi_mod, scsi_transport_sas, sd_mod, sg, aic94xx (yes, the driver
of it come standard with the kernel 2.6.15 of ubuntu ...) and also
I'm not sure if all of them are necessary, however with all of them I
was able to see the hard disk, partition it etc ...
Then i download the last initrd a vmlinuz from hd-media installer of
etch (I need a debian installation, not ubuntu), and the netinst iso,
point to it with the grub (in the pen stick) and then try to launch the
last snapshot of the debian installer. While I see that the version of
the kernel is 2.16, there is still not the aic94xx.ko driver in the
kernel of the installer ... and so I'm not able to see the hd and
partition it during the installation process of debian.
It seems that while in the kernel of ubuntu there is the driver of
aic94xx (adaptec release it as gpl), in that of debian there is not. Is
not possible integrate the kernel used by debian with the driver
supplied by ubuntu? I try to copy manually the aic94xx.ko in the list of
driver used by the installer
(/lib/modules/2.6.16-.../kernel/drivers/scsi) and the make a modprobe
aic94xx before the survey of the hard disk but the installation of
Is there a mode to load at runtime the necessary driver, or use a custom
kernel image (the one *.deb that I build from ubuntu linux-source and
tried ... is ok) or whatever you want to install a debian in my scsi disk?
Thank you in advance for any advice.