Fedora support for SCSI RAID Cards.
mburger at bubbanfriends.org
Wed Aug 25 13:10:13 UTC 2004
On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, Wayne Steenburg wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 15:10, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > I'm looking at purchasing an Adaptec 2100S SCSI RAID card. The RAID array on
> > this device will be the only drives in the system, so the Fedora installation CD
> > needs to be able to recognize it, install to it and summarily boot to it.
> > Anyone know if support for the card is built in by default? I've seen
> > posts saying that it is not, and also come across a custom I2O boot disk for Red
> > Hat 7.x. All this is leading me to question whether or not I should purchase
> > this card if I want a hassle-free install.
> > Anyone have any experience with it?
> > If it's _not_ a great card, anyone have any recommendations for a 32-bit PCI
> > SCSI RAID controller with excellent Linux support? I suppose I will look at AMI
> > MegaRAID cards just in case.
> > Thanks in advance.
> I'm not sure about the 2100S, but I know that the 3ware cards will boot
> under Linux. The crucial aspect of a raid card under Linux is whether
> or not it offers true hardware raid meaning the card does all the
> processing. Most "raid" cards are software driven and can only be used
> under Linux after the appropriate module(s) have been loaded.
Is 3Ware making SCSI RAID cards, now?
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