debian testing with hardware raid (ide) on powermac g3?
I run a lot of debian boxes, but all of them are x86. That sure is a pity.
So I tried installing debian testing on a Powermac G3 (blue & white), 300
MHz. And it worked! Sorry for the astonishment, but I never tried before.
Next thing I tried: Plugging in a 3ware 7000 into the mac and installing
again. The sarge installer even tried loading the 3ware module but then
claimed "modprobe -v 3ware..." to have failed.
Is there anything I can do about that? I think if there is a module for
3ware controllers in the powerpc distri it must make sense running these
cards on a powerpc, or not? I was not sure if they run inside a mac at all.
Okay, if it does not work with 3ware, are there any experiences out there
with other hardware raid cards (like acard or whatever) that work in a
G3/300 that is running debian?
I would LOVE to hear something like that, because then there would be a
great new job for quite some of these machines here!
Thanks for any hint or help.
PS: I googled around a lot for these three key words (3ware, powermac g3,
debian), but did not find anything that contained all of them in a related
manner. Is it that new an idea to try?