Subject: Re: Mylex DAC960PL on AS1200
To: sp4rc <>
From: Anders Hogrelius <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/04/2005 20:41:49
I have no idea if that specific controller works or not but the SRM is
VERY picky about bootable controllers. The only controllers that work,
most of them anyway, are those that were sold by Digital. Some of them
were OEM controllers made by other manufacturers and rebranded by Digital,
and in that case you can get away with installing the same controller but
sold under a different name.

Sometimes it wont even help installing a Digital branded controller since
there are different versions of the SRM supporting different hardware.

You might have to install a controller that's known to work and connect
the boot disk to it. You only need to install the kernel on the bootdisk,
the filesystems can be located on disks hooked up to the RAID controller.


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On Sat, 3 Sep 2005, sp4rc wrote:

> > If you have a unit with two flash chip sockets you can upgrade to v3, with
> > some effort.  You'll have to obtain a second flash chip (they're Intel
> > N28F001BX 128k units in PLCC44 packages, about US$10) and bring the
> > firmware image from Mylex' .zip file onto them using an eprom burner.
> hm, sounds like an adventure. I think I will invest in a new RAID
> controller. What do the list readers think about the Mylex ExtremeRAID
> 1100/DAC1164P Ultra2 SCSI RAID Controller? Has anyone experience with
> this controller? What specifications has a RAID controller to fullfil to
> be supported (bootable) by the SRM console? I just can't find any
> regarding information on the net. Any links, hints?
> --
> Regards
> 	/sp4rc