[svlug] very large hard drives

David Hummel ddhummel at pacbell.net
Tue Nov 11 20:22:26 PST 2003


On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 10:17:28PM -0800, Ron wrote:
> (Note: I believe (?) the Promise Controller must be compiled as part
> of the kernel, if you are installing from a new distribution you may
> not have the necessary module, I tried both Gentoo and a RH 9 boot
> disk, neither recognized the drive while connected to the Promise
> Controller).

I recently added a 250GB Western Digital drive (WD2500JBRTL) to a RH9
system via a Promise Ultra133 TX2 controller.  I was good to go after a
reboot without any retooling of the kernel or modules.

David Hummel
Genomics & Gene Discovery
WRRC/ARS/USDA




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