[Seattle-SAGE] help with second scsi adapter on FC3

J. Lasser jon at lasser.org
Wed Oct 26 15:01:35 PDT 2005


Linux does let you load drivers for devices that you don't have, but
they generally won't do much of anything.

I might run 'lspci' to see if the Adaptec adapter is at least showing
up that far. If it did, though, I imagine Kudzu would have tried
something. 'lspci -v' will provide additional useful information.

On 10/26/05, James Affeld <jamesaffeld at yahoo.com> wrote:
> A server has precociously started hosting production
> data, without a backup.  I installed an Adaptec 29160
> card to attach an external drive.  I've seen at least
> one post that says an identical setup works with
> Bacula, but I'd like to test with mt|mtx|tar before
> going to anything more involved.
>
> Server is a dell PE 2980, onboard LSI-megaraid.
> Adaptec BIOS seems to function normally, detecting
> itself (surely a moral victory, that), the tape
> loader, and the tape drive.
>
> When I installed the adaptec card, kudzu didn't detect
> it.  I edited /etc/modprobe.conf, adding 'alias
> scsi_hostadapter1 aic79xx' and changing the megaraid
> alias to scsi_hostadapter0.
>
> I then created a new ramdisk via:
>
> /sbin/mkinitrd -v -f /boot/initrd-$(uname -r).img
> $(uname -r)
>
> /sbin/lsmod shows aic79xx, but dmesg shows nothing for
> aic79xx, or scsi[1].  scsi[0] is the LSI controller.
> It gets assigned sg0 and sg1.
>
> I don't see anything in /dev/ that looks like a tape
> drive.
>
> Here's the lsmod output:
>
> Module                  Size  Used by
> parport_pc             30981  0
> lp                     16713  0
> parport                38793  2 parport_pc,lp
> md5                     8001  1
> ipv6                  262785  16
> i2c_dev                13377  0
> i2c_core               25025  1 i2c_dev
> ipt_REJECT              9537  1
> ipt_multiport           6465  2
> ipt_state               5825  16
> ip_conntrack           46249  1 ipt_state
> iptable_filter          6849  1
> ip_tables              25025  4
> ipt_REJECT,ipt_multiport,ipt_state,iptable_filter
> dm_mod                 59109  0
> video                  19653  0
> button                  8001  0
> battery                13253  0
> ac                      8773  0
> uhci_hcd               35665  0
> ehci_hcd               37709  0
> e1000                 105517  0
> floppy                 62293  0
> sg                     41185  0
> ext3                  131529  8
> jbd                    61913  1 ext3
> aic79xx               224221  0
> megaraid_mbox          39121  9
> megaraid_mm            15077  1 megaraid_mbox
> sd_mod                 22721  10
> scsi_mod              135561  4 sg,aic79xx,
> megaraid_mbox ,sd_mod
>
> Is there a way to see if the adaptec card is actually
> working?  It looks like I could load all kinds of
> modules for devices that aren't actually installed -
> or is it smarter than that? Is there a way to manually
> invoke kudzu?
>
> Much gratitude for any clues.
>
>
>
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