RedHat installation kernel mods possible?
Posted on 1998-10-14
I am trying to install redhat on a new computer (equipped with Adaptec 2940 and a U2W SCSI drive (Seagate Cheetah, 19 GB).
The problem I am running into is that the old 2940 driver module doesn't work correctly with the U2W drive (causes hangs), however the latest kernel patch for this driver takes care of the problem.
The problem is that the bootimage and supplemental image from Redhat 5.1 don't contain this kernel patch, so invariably I experience hangs during the installation.
is it possible to patch the RedHat installation kernel somehow, or are there updates available? The latest patch is quite recent, just a few days old. I have a kernel available that works very well with this hardware configuration. Can I somehow use it to install Linux, and what steps are required to make it work with the installation disk?
Thanks for any help!