Re: Debian 3.0 on a Dell PowerEdge 600SC
I have been using a 600SC as both my home and office file servers for
about 6 weeks now. Both run woody with the standard woody kernel
(2.4.18-bf2.4). I have not seen any problems with the operation of
either system thus far.
lspci on my system gives the same output that you have shown below. I
assume, of course, you added the Linksys ethernet controller as the
2.4.18 kernel does not support the onboard gigabit ethernet, which is
(as far as I know for all SC600's) and intel gigabit ethernet
controller. You can d'l the drivers for in in src format from Dell's
website; go to support, log in, and you will be able to find drivers for
your system. The file is named: Intel_LAN_v60_src_A.tar.gz. I was not
aware that this driver was being included in later kernel versions, but
I also haven't specifically looked for it; I do know that when dell
ships these systems with Linus preloaded, it is a customized RedHat
I cannot help in terms of the ATA-33/66/100 issue, as I haven't tried
changing that. Both my work and home Lans are small (<10 simulatenous
clients) and I have found performance to be excellent. In terms of teh
other "unknown" devices - it hasn't seemed to make any difference to
operation. I haven't plugged any USB devices into that system (after
all, it's a server).
On Tue, 2003-04-22 at 23:10, Andy wrote:
> I just installed Debian 3.0 stable on a new PowerEdge 600SC.
> When I do "lspci" I get the following:
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0017 (rev 32)
> 00:00.1 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0017
> 00:02.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 100e (rev 02)
> 00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100
> model NC100 (rev 11)
> 00:08.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27)
> 00:0e.0 IDE interface: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0217 (rev a0)
> 00:0f.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0203 (rev a0)
> 00:0f.1 IDE interface: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0213 (rev a0)
> 00:0f.2 USB Controller: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0221 (rev 05)
> 00:0f.3 ISA bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0227
> I could not get the onboard ethernet working so I put in the Linksys card.
> The machine seems to be working fine. In the BIOS there is a maximum UDMA
> Mode where I have a choice of ATA-33, ATA-66, ATA-100, or none. It is set
> to ATA-33. Should I be concerned about the "unknown devices"?
> Or will I simply not be able to use UDMA and lose disc performance?
> After doing some research, it seems that getting kernel 2.4.20 will take care
> of the onboard gigabit ethernet adapter and the ServerWorks devices.
> But kernel-source-2.4.20 is not in stable...it's in testing.
> Does that mean I have to upgrade to testing in order to use kernel 2.4.20?
> Or can I just edit my sources, pull down kernel-source-2.4.20, and make a
> custom kernel?
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