Installing with Debian Linux

Note: You will need your Debian 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 Debian Linux:

  1. Insert the Debian Installation CD, then restart your computer.
  2. When the Welcome screen appears, select Graphical Install. Continue the installation until you see the "Configure Network" screen, 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 Debian 6 using kernel 2.6.32-5.
  5. Copy the driver file to the /lib/modules directory:

    Debian 32-bit:

    cp -f /AACRAID/aacraid.ko-PRE_MOD /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-486/kernel/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aacraid.ko

    Debian 64-bit:

    cp -f /AACRAID/aacraid.ko /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aacraid.ko
  6. Remove the USB drive.
  7. Install the loadable module:

    Debian 32-bit:

    insmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-486/kernel/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aacraid.ko

    Debian 64-bit:

    insmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aacraid.ko
  8. Press CTRL+ALT+F5 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:

    Debian 32-bit:

    cp -f /AACRAID/aacraid.ko-POST_MOD /target/lib/modules/2.6.32-5-486/kernel/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aacraid.ko 
    chroot /target 
    /sbin/depmod -a 2.6.32-5-486 
    update-initramfs -u -v 

    Debian 64-bit:

    cp -f /AACRAID/aacraid.ko /target/lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aacraid.ko 
    chroot /target 
    /sbin/depmod -a 2.6.32-5-amd64 
    update-initramfs -u -v 
  11. Press CTRL+ALT+F5 to switch back to the installation screen, then reboot.
  12. Continue with Managing Your Storage Space.

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