Quoting John Coleman (syxpak at compsoc.nuigalway.ie):
> I'm building a server for GalwayLAN, and I'm currently looking at an
> Adaptec 4 or 8 channel raid5 card.
> Are there any issues under Debian I should know about before making the
On the standard Official Debian installer, you'll want to hit F3 on the
second screen (as indicated), to see the list of "alternative boot
flavours". You'll want to do this in order to pick boot flavour "bf24",
which is the 2.4.x-kernel boot flavour. I.e., you're causing the
installer to run using a 2.4.x kernel, rather than that installer's
default 2.2.x installation kernel.
The reason you'll want to do that is that 2.4.x has much, much better
support for RAID cards: For current Adaptec RAID cards, I believe
you'll be using the aacraid driver.
I hope that helps.
Cheers, Ceterum censeo, Caldera delenda est.
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