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Linux on adaptec 1505

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installing linux on a adaptec 1505, the instalation is from RedHat 5.0. There is no option for a 1505 and 152X does not work. Is there a way to install linux on a adaptec 1505 attached scsi harddrive ?
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Is that an AHA-1505 or an AVA-1505?

The AHA one should work with the AHA1520 driver, but the AVA one won't. Try all of the adaptec drivers, one might just work.
If I remember right a 1505 runs line a 1510.
I thought you can't BOOT from a 1505, can you?


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I am booting from a ide disk and trying to load linux on a disk on the 1505, if you load the kernel with aha152x=0x340,9,7,1 (I am using irq 9) then linux can see the card. I tried using loadlin with the same parms but it does not work. My solution was to swap the 1505 for a 1542cf, this works, so it seems the 1505 is ok as long as you don't want to boot you kernel from it.

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I am booting from a ide disk and trying to load linux on a disk on the 1505, if you load the kernel with aha152x=0x340,9,7,1 (I am using irq 9) then linux can see the card. I tried using loadlin with the same parms but it does not work. My solution was to swap the 1505 for a 1542cf, this works, so it seems the 1505 is ok as long as you don't want to boot you kernel from it.
Adaptec now support Linux(!)  Try calling their Tech support line.
hardwic;

Yes, you're right that you can see the 1505 as you said. I misunderstood the question that the 1505 was also you're boot controller.
Configured that way the 1505 will not be bootable. Because the system dosen't see the drive during self test. There is no bios on the 1505 so, when you try and use lilo via the mbr on your ide drive the 1505 drive won't be visible.
There are only two ways out of this that I know of.
  1) Use loadlin and boot linux from your dos partition.
  2) Do as others have suggested and get a 1542 of other controller with a bios on it.

Sorry, no other ways I know about.


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