[Gllug] Installing Debian with 3ware Hardware RAID 1 Controller

Matthew King matthew.king at monnsta.net
Wed Dec 10 22:39:10 UTC 2003

On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 11:58, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 11:48, Harry Mantheakis wrote:
> > Can I avoid re-compiling Debian? And if it is possible, is there anything to
> > be mindful of?
> You don't have to "recompile Debian", you just need kernel support for
> the 3ware card. The trick is, once installed, to recompile your kernel
> with the 3ware driver statically included - that way you avoid the need
> for an initrd-based boot.

But, being Debian, the initrd based boot is no more difficult than
installing any other package. kernel-image-* depends on the relevant
packages and reconfigures grub (probably lilo too, but I haven't used it
in an age).

Plus Debian-provided kernel packages [seem to] contain everything either
statically or as a module, so a recompile may well be unnecessary.

Not that that would stop me, mind.


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