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Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@...> wrote:
> Do people on this list use 2.6 kernel? I currently have two problems
> related to kernel that made me wish to try 2.6
> I. the RAID bus controller "VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6421 IDE
> RAID Controller" do not work even if all IDE controller drivers are
> compiled as module on 2.4.32-sparc-r2 sparc-sources kernel. I
> hope by installing new kernel there will be better driver
> support and thus is looking forward to install new kernel
Wild guess: Do you want to boot from the disk connected to that
controller? In this case you had to compile the driver not as a module
but as a compiled-in-driver (because without the driver the kernel
cannot access the module on the raid).
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