Red Hat Linux 6, Cent OS 6, Fedora Linux without Dynamic Kernel Module Support

Note: You will need the Installation CD for your operating system to complete this task. You must have root privileges to install the driver image.

To install the Adaptec RAID controller driver while installing Red Hat 6, Cent OS 6, or Fedora Linux:

  1. Insert your installation CD.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. When the Welcome screen appears, press Enter at the boot prompt, type CTRL+ALT+F2 to switch to the shell, then continue the installation by selecting your language and keyboard.
  4. Insert the USB driver disk.
  5. Assuming the USB drive is assigned to /dev/sda1, type the following commands to load the controller driver:
    mkdir /mnt2 /AACRAID 
    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt2 
    cp -r /mnt2/* /AACRAID 
    umount /mnt2 
    cd /AACRAID 
    sh ./fc-pre-install.sh
  6. Press ALT+F6 to switch back to the installation screen, then click Next.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to continue the installation. When prompted to reboot the system, press CTRL+ALT+F2 to switch to the console. Do not reboot before completing Step 8!
  8. Type the following commands to complete the driver installation:
    mkdir /mnt/sysimage/tmp/AACRAID 
    cp -r /AACRAID/* /mnt/sysimage/tmp/AACRAID 
    chroot /mnt/sysimage/ 
    cd /tmp/AACRAID 
    sh ./fc-post-install.sh 
    exit
  9. Press ALT+F6 to switch back to the installation screen, finish the installation, then reboot.
  10. Continue with Managing Your Storage Space.

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