[CentOS] Adaptec 6405 and Centos 5.6

Wed May 11 08:00:17 UTC 2011
Rainer Traut <tr.ml at gmx.de>


Am 11.05.2011 08:32, schrieb Maciej Jan Broniarz:
> Wiadomość napisana przez John R Pierce w dniu 2011-05-11, o godz. 01:51:
>> On 05/10/11 3:46 PM, Maciej Jan Broniarz wrote:
>>> I am sure it doesn't. I have booted 5.5 and 5.6 in linux dd mode. Then I have loaded the drivers from: aacraid-driverdisk-CentOS.iso . Still, the installer sees no hard disk. I have read somewhere, that the adaptec driver to that controller works only with Centos 5.4, but i need a newer version of Centos. Maybe using drivers from RHEL 5 / 6 would be a better solution here?
>> binary drivers are *very* kernel version specific.
>> you could install centos 5.4 with those drivers, then yum update
>> everything *but* the kernel
> Ok, I'll give it a try. Thanks.

You could also ask on the elrepo mailinglist.
There was a request not too long ago.


So maybe you can install centos 5.4, then install their newer aacraid 
driver and then you can update the kernel as well...