Sorry about not getting back on the various suggestions, but I have been
busy ripping out SCSI cards, replacing them with different ones, cursing
the people who created all the different SCSI connectors, looking for
the right combination of cards and cables, rebooting, recompiling, etc .
With the help of some of the suggestions I have been able to get so far
:remove stupid DAC960 card which was causing all the problems
install AIC7xxx card with single HD on it
install extra AIC7xxx card with DLT drive
install SuSE 7 and get it to see (at least initialise) the cards and
compile AIC7xxx into new kernel and get it to boot correctly (woohoo !)
install BRU only to be told that it couldn't find /dev/sga (although I
have /dev/sg1 to /dev/sg13)
install arkeia and try bashing my way through it (still in progress,
scratch that it just worked - woooohooo !)
Questions - does anyone out there use any graphical linux-based back-up
package ? Any recommendations ?
As regards kernel size, well it's a bit complicated. The machine has a
multiprocessor motherboard, with only one processor loaded. The kernel
as built/provided by the SuSE install supports SMP (or so it tells me
with dmesg), while the one which I built (now 640k) doesn't. That might
explain the difference in size between my kernels.
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