Installing with Ubuntu Linux

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

To install the Adaptec RAID controller driver while installing Ubuntu Linux:

  1. Insert the Ubuntu Installation CD, then restart your computer.
  2. When the installation menu appears, select Install Ubuntu Server. Continue the installation until the "Configure Network" screen appears, then type CTRL+ALT+F2 to switch to the console.
  3. Insert the USB driver disk, then type the following command to scan for the device:
    fdisk -l
  4. Assuming the USB drive is assigned to /dev/sda1, type the following commands to begin loading the driver:
    mkdir /AACRAID 
    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt 
    cp -R /mnt/* /AACRAID 
    umount /mnt
    Note: The following steps assume you are installing Ubuntu 10 or 11, using kernel 2.6.32-28. For Ubuntu 12 or higher, the driver files aacraid.ko-PRE_MOD and aacraid.ko-POST_MOD are both replaced by the single file aacraid.ko.
  5. Copy the driver file to the /lib/modules directory:
    cp -f /AACRAID/aacraid.ko-PRE_MOD /lib/modules/2.6.32-28-generic/kernel/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aacraid.ko
  6. Remove the USB drive.
  7. Install the loadable module:
    insmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-28-generic/kernel/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aacraid.ko
  8. Press CTRL+ALT+F1 to switch back to the installation screen, then follow the on-screen prompts to continue the installation.
    Note: Do not press Continue at the end of the installation until you complete Step 9!
  9. When prompted to reboot the system, press CTRL+ALT+F2 to switch to the console.
  10. Type the following commands to complete the driver installation:

    Ubuntu 32-bit:

    cp -f /AACRAID/aacraid.ko-POST_MOD /target/lib/modules/2.6.32-28-generic-pae/kernel/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aacraid.ko
    chroot /target 
    /sbin/depmod -a 2.6.32-28-generic-pae 
    update-initramfs -u -v 

    Ubuntu 64-bit:

    cp -f /AACRAID/aacraid.ko-POST_MOD /target/lib/modules/2.6.32-28-server/kernel/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aacraid.ko
    chroot /target /sbin/depmod -a 2.6.32-28-server 
    update-initramfs -u -v 
  11. Press CTRL+ALT+F1 to switch back to the installation screen, then reboot.
  12. Continue with Managing Your Storage Space.

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