[CentOS] Adaptec SCSI Card 2930LP supported by CentOS 5.x?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 16:19:43 UTC 2009


Tim Nelson wrote:
> ----- "Rainer Duffner" <rainer at ultra-secure.de> wrote:
>> Except that nowadays, some cheap desktop-motherboards may not know
>> how
>> to enable booting from such a card.
>> It's years since I used SCSI-drives for desktop-use - and then it was
>> a
>> workstation-class Dual-Xeon board, Socket 604.
>> So I can't say if this is still true today - but I've read that
>> people
>> have problems like that.
>>
> 
> 
> I've actually found that even in some systems that can boot from addon cards properly, there are still some cards that are not "bootable". In fact, I have a 29160LP that would not show up as a bootable option in a half dozen servers I tried. This includes anywhere from custom built boxes to nice upper end Dell units. YMMV...

Does it have an option to enable/disable bios in the card setup like 
other ataptec cards?  If so it has to be enabled to boot.

-- 
   Les Mikesell


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