FC3 install on Adaptec 2410SA - Adaptec says NO
epperson at alumni.unc.edu
Wed Dec 15 13:54:47 UTC 2004
I've done successful upgrade of FC1-->FC3 on an aacraid system, albeit
SCSI, so the driver's not completely busted (like the FC3 megaraid
drivers). I've noticed that "mass storage" emulation works more
consistently than I20 with FC3--is your controller doing I20?
> I have written several messages asking for help getting two systems with
> Adaptec 2410SA SATA RAID cards working with Fedora Core 3. Windows
> installs on these systems, and I was successful in running FC3 on a
> slightly different configuration of the exact same hardware (Only moved
> the hard drives from one into another) for several weeks. Despite that,
> with the current (necessary) configuration, the FC3 causes the on-card
> alarm to be triggered as soon as it gets to partitioning and reports
> that the drives are not readable.
> Here is Adaptec's response:
> The OS that you are using is not supported by this controller card.
> The standard Fedora Core 2 kernel 2.6.5 , should though allow you to
> install, but Ralph there are I/O errors reported under heavy loads.
> The newer 2.6.7 and 2.6.8 killed the aacraid completely are
> non-functioning as well.
> I 2.6.9 (FC3) has not tested yet.
> Driver and controller support is not provided for Fedora.
> Changing motherboards and RAID type could definately have an impact
> on whether or not the installation was successful.
> I don't know who Ralph is but the message is clear. This is not a good
> card for FC3. Based on my apparent success with the first card I
> purchased two more. All three will live on my shelf for the forseeable
> future, and I will order a 3Ware 8506-4LP to see how that works.
> I hope this message saves somebody else the considerable aggravation
> that I went through with the Adaptec cards.
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