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Re: Fibre Channel and Debian

Yes I actually have a qlogic2200 working on debian. It requires some hand
work but it works quite fine after.
The way i made it working was to download a kernel source (2.4) and merge
the driver from qlogic in linux/drivers/scsi as explained in the README from
qlogic. there are a few things that does not match (you will notice them),
because of some other drivers shipped with suse and rh but nothing that
comprise the qlogic one.
Modify the Makefile of the qlogic driver since if you do not compile all
the modules the make modules_install will fail (or just select all of them
to make things simpler). I compiled them as module and not inside the
kernel. I can't hounestly remember the details but i got a small problem
having it inside.

reboot, modprobe and enjoy it.


vega:~# apt-get install life
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package life

On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, Kenneth Lund wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to install a Qlogic fibre channel card (QLA2310FL) on a
> debian woddie system. But I have had no luck yet. Qlogic only
> support it on Redhat and Suse systems. Have you guys tested any
> Qlogic fibre channel cards on debian systems? Which cards? Any
> other fibre channel cards that works?
> Any tips highly appreciated.
> Kenneth Lund
> Open Systems Tech.

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