Grrr, need help w. Adaptec card for laptop

Grrr, need help w. Adaptec card for laptop

Post by Scott A. Lan » Sun, 15 Sep 1996 04:00:00

OK, I've look thru numerous sources with little luck.  I've seen sites
that say linux supports the Adaptec apa1460 PCMCIA-to-SCSI card (I own a
notebook computer) but I'm at my wits end trying to figure out how to
find/configure an appropriate driver to use so I can install Linux
using the CD-ROM installation.

I've booted the scsi bootdisk; not detected.  I've tried sending
arguments to the kernal to use aha1520 support; no luck (trying aha1520
is an educated guess).

I've seen several linux-laptops sites that list Adaptec's SlimSCSI card
as a supported card, but I've had no luck finding info on what driver to
use or how to use this card.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Grrr, need help w. Adaptec card for laptop

Post by Mike Mille » Tue, 17 Sep 1996 04:00:00

I use an Adaptec APA-1460 scsi card on my laptop.  The linux
laptop page has some info, including a link to the Linux PCMCIA
info page.  Look there for the PCMCIA package.  I had to
recompile the debian pcmcia package in order to get it to work.
After that I can easily use my scsi card and a modem.

To install from a pcmcia cdrom, you'll have to do a minimal
install from another source, install the pcmcia package and then
install everything else from cdrom.  Some distributions are
reputed to be pcmcia-aware from the start - maybe one of those
would work for you too.

Hope this helps, Mike

Linux laptop page:

Linux PCMCIA info page