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

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Mon Nov 16 18:14:58 UTC 2009


At Mon, 16 Nov 2009 16:16:57 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> Robert Heller schrieb:
> > At Mon, 16 Nov 2009 15:43:28 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> for a specific application we need a low-profile SCSI card (PCI) with 
> >> external 50pin connector.  I thought about getting an "Adaptec SCSI Card 
> >> 2930LP".  However I was not able to find any usable information about 
> >> wether this card is supported by Linux/CentOS 5.x or not.  Does anyone 
> >> have this card working with a CentOS 5.x machine?
> >>     
> >
> > ALL Adaptec SCSI Cards (except for a few bleeding edge 64-bit PCI cards)
> > are supported, out-of-the-box using stock kernels on all versions of
> > CentOS (3.x, 4.x, and 5.x):
> >   
> 
> 
> 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 *suspect*, given the OP's specific request for a 50-pin external
connection that this is for something like a scanner or tape drive, not
an internal boot disk.

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> Rainer
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