I have successfully installed Linux with the FirePort 40 (last night, inQuote:>Hello,
> I am having a hard time installing linux because I use a Diamond
>Fireport 40 SCSI controller. Is there _anyone_ out there that has
>successfully installed and uses Linux with this controller? Please help,
fact!) I did have a couple of problems due to my own stupidity, but
nothing serious. This is for RedHat 4.2. I'm not sure about installing
other distributions. Here's what I did:
1. Grab RedHat boot and support disk images from
ftp://linux.wauug.org/pub/roudier/redhatboot/4.2 and create the boot and
support disks (see the RedHat documentation for details)
2. Boot the machine with the RedHat boot disk, answering all the questions.
When asked about a SCSI controller, choose "NCR 53c810/820 (alternate)",
and it should find the FirePort.
3. When you've finshed installing, reboot with the RedHat boot disk, and
enter "rescue" at the prompt. Answer the questions again. This time,
for the SCSI controller, choose "NCR 53c810/20/..../75". Again, it
should see the FirePort.
4. When you get to a shell prompt, type
where /dev/sda1 is replaced with whatever partition your root partition
is. This is where I made my mistake - the readme file that comes with
the boot disk uses /dev/sda1, and it didn't occur to me until about 1:30
AM that, for my setup, the root partition is /dev/sda2... Details,
After that, it's been working just fine. Hope this helps.
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