From: Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Thu 02 May 2002 - 16:04:47 IST
On Thursday 02 May 2002 15:52, Rick Moen wrote:
> This would have installed directly:
> Debian woody/3.0 unofficial mini-CD (180MB) i386 images with 2.4.17
> kernel, ReiserFS, ext3fs, and about 280 packages (Ho-seok Lee):
> At the first screen, hit F3 to see (Joliet-extensions) boot flavours,
> and select "bf24" (boot flavour for 2.4 kernel).
Aha, dead handy. Thanks for that.
> The PowerEdge 2550 is a pretty nice little machine.
Agreed. The Broadcom 100/1000 Ethernet is a bit nasty, and the SCSI
cable layout inside could be slightly better (the cables tend to drape
over the CPU fans in a nasty fashion), but I think it's among the best
midrange server boxes. They look nice in a rack, too.
> If memory serves, the PERC3 is a relabelled Adaptec AIC-7xxx
> integrated into the motherboard (AIC-7899?). In any event, pretty
> much any modern distribution should install onto it without
Not quite. There's an onboard non-RAID SCSI which is an AIC-7XXX all
right, however the PERC3/Di is "enabled" using a key chip and some
RAM; this basically switches off the AIC and turns on an OEM Adaptec
RAID - AAC964, I think. CONFIG_SCSI_AACRAID in newish 2.4 kernels,
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