[CentOS] Adaptec 6405 and Centos 5.6

Thu May 12 16:13:50 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 5/12/2011 8:07 AM, Maciej Jan Broniarz wrote:
>>> So maybe you can install centos 5.4, then install their newer aacraid
>>> driver and then you can update the kernel as well...
>> As Rainer said, this is best discussed on the ELRepo mailing list, but ...
>> There is a good chance that kmod-aacraid from ELRepo works on the
>> Adaptec RAID in question.  To confirm this, it will be helpful to get
>> the hardware fingerprint.
>> # lspci | grep -i raid
>> will show a line similar to:
>> 01:00.0 RAID bus controller: Adaptec AAC-RAID
>> Then running this:
>> lspci -n | grep 01:00.0
>> will display the vendor:device ID pairing.
> Ok. I'll give it a try. Is there an easy way to install the driver during Centos install process. All disks in my server are connected to that Adaptec card.

You might have to install 5.4 with the vendor's driver disk, then the 
kmod driver, then 'yum update' to get to 5.6.   Just make sure the 
initial working kernel isn't deleted until you are sure you can boot the 
update.  I think the default is to always keep 2, one of which is the 
one running during the update.  Or maybe it is the running copy plus the 
2 latest.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com