Subject: Re: Dell PowerEdge 1550 problems
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Brian A. Seklecki <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/18/2001 23:56:33
How about a recent snapshot?


On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

> I just recently purchased a Dell PowerEdge 1550 and tried to install
> NetBSD-1.5.1 on it.  The INSTALL kernel won't properly attach the two
> ahc devices corresponding to the on-board Adaptec AIC-7899 Ultra3 SCSI
> adapters, and so it doesn't find any hard drives on which to install
> NetBSD.  Checking through Google, I see stories of successful
> installations with MS Windows 2000, RH Linux 7.1, and FreeBSD 4.3.
> There was a brief reference to NetBSD-current being able to probe and
> attach the SCSI adapters on the PowerEdge 1550, but I'm loath to
> install NetBSD-current on what will be a production box as I don't
> think the UBC code is ready for prime-time use yet.  Is there another
> NetBSD option for me besides installing -current?  I guess I would go
> with FreeBSD otherwise.
> 	Thanks,
> 	-- Johnny Lam <>
> 	   William Lam & Co., Inc.



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