Red Hat Linux 6, Cent OS 6 with Dynamic Kernel Module Support

Note: This section describes how to install the pre-complied DKMS drivers for Red Hat 6 and Cent OS 6. (See the Readme for details about downloading the pre-compiled drivers from the Adatpec Web site.) You will need your OS installation CD and a USB flash drive 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 or Cent OS 6:

  1. Copy aacraid-1.2.1.29900-dd.img and aacraid.conf to a USB flash drive. Remove the USB drive when you are finished.
  2. Insert the OS installation CD, then restart your computer.
  3. When the graphical Welcome screen appears, press Tab, then insert the USB driver disk.
  4. Make sure that "Install a new system or upgrade an existing system" is highlighted, then, at the end of the "vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img" line press Space, type the following command, and press Enter:
    linux dd
  5. Select Yes to indicate that you have a driver disk, then select the driver image from the USB drive (typically, /dev/sda1).
  6. Complete the Linux installation, following the on-screen instructions, then reboot.
  7. Assuming the USB driver disk is /dev/sda1, type the following commands to ensure that the driver remains installed when you update the OS:
    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
    cp /mnt/aacraid.conf /etc/depmod.d/aacraid.conf
  8. Continue with Managing Your Storage Space.

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